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Small is beautiful: an analysis of the NGO Alofa Tuvalu’s 10 year sustainable development project in Tuvalu in respect of local governance and regional policy

Hemstock, Sarah L. and Manuella-Morris, Teuleala (2014) Small is beautiful: an analysis of the NGO Alofa Tuvalu’s 10 year sustainable development project in Tuvalu in respect of local governance and regional policy. In: Pacific Voices. USP Press, Suva, Fiji. ISBN not yet assigned (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Tuvalu is a small island developing state (SID) with least developed country (LDC) status. Presently, Tuvalu is close to being a totally oil dependent economy (83% of primary energy), whose energy security is dependent upon foreign aid to ensure its ability to pay international oil companies. The renewable energy component of Alofa Tuvalu’s Small is Beautiful (SiB) project is aimed at ensuring provision and access to a matrix of secure, affordable, appropriate & sustainable energy sources throughout Tuvalu by using Tuvalu’s own resources (biomass, solar, wind). The overall objective of SiB is to improve access to energy services for the rural poor and thereby improve economic, social and environmental conditions for all isolated communities throughout the 9 atolls of Tuvalu. SiB is a ten year initiative which began in 2005. This paper analyses SiB’s objectives and outcomes so far against the backdrop of local governance processes, regional and national policy initiatives and the Tuvaluan Government’s commitment to 100% renewable energy – “being carbon neutral” - by 2020.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
    S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hemstock
    Date Deposited: 22 May 2014 10:06
    Last Modified: 06 Jul 2016 15:31
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7307
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