Tuvalu. According to
Countryaah, the new Prime Minister, Bikenibeu Paeniu,
announced in early February that the island nation will
reintroduce the British flag Union Jack into its own
Tuvalu's delegate at the UN Climate Conference in
Japanese Kyoto in early December urged industrialized
countries to take the greenhouse effect more seriously. He
argued that the entire existence of Tuvalu was at stake
because large parts of the kingdom could be flooded if
global warming began to melt the ice at the poles.
Tuvalu is a member of AOSIS, an association for smaller
island nations, which in Kyoto acted to sharply reduce
greenhouse gas emissions than the industrial world thought
it could accept.