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Niue is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean.

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Climate change

Niue is a particpant of the United Nations Environment Programme's Climate Neutral Network

Niue is hoping to become carbon neutral in the near future. Niue's own annual CO2 emissions are approximately 0.003 million metric tonnes for a population of about 1,700. The Government of Niue focuses in particular on the transport and energy sectors as the major contributors of greenhouse gas emissions.

It promotes the use of energy saving appliances and compact fluorescent light bulbs, and, in the case of transport, enforces maximum speed limits and encourages carpooling. It also works to cut down carbon emissions through better waste management and harnessing renewable energy resources. [1]

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Communities online

In 2003, Niue became the first territory to offer free wireless internet to all its inhabitants.[2] In August 2008 it has been reported that 100 percent of primary and high school students have what is known as a One Laptop Per Child, or OLPC, a green laptop designed specifically for children in the developing world.[3]


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References

  1. United Nations Environment Programme, December 7 2008
  2. Creating a Wireless Nation, IUSN White Paper, July 2003
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7576573.stm

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