The also commissioner for Fiji pointed out that the “digital twin” is the “last option” for the preservation of the micronation, whose population is 12,000 people. Tuvalu is located in Oceania, between Hawaii and Australia.
During his participation in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change 2022 (COP27), Simon Kofe, a member of the Tuvaluan parliament, pointed out that the previous year, he had pronounced in that same forum to call for action to stop climate change, but since then “the world has not acted”.
“Today I speak again from my country, from a small islet that is probably one of the first places in Tuvalu to be submerged by rising sea levels,” he added.
“As our land disappears, we have no choice but to become the world’s first digital nation,” he said.
Kofe explained that their land, ocean and culture are Tuvalo’s most precious assets, and to keep them safe from harm, despite what happens in the physical world, they will move them to the cloud.