Apisai Ielemia

The Honourable Apisai Ielemia has been Prime Minister of Tuvalu since August 2006. He also served as a member of Parliament from 2002 to 2006 and worked for the Tuvalu Government's Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Commerce, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Education.

If there is one issue that strikes at the heart of my nation, Tuvalu, it is climate change. Tuvalu is a small coral atoll nation located in the middle of the South Pacific. Our lives are closely linked to the marine environment and we live off the bounty of the ocean, with fish being our main source of protein.