Prime Minister, Henry Puna (above) has committed the nation to having 50% of electricity needs met from renewable energy by 2015, and 100% by 2020.
He's also announced the southern waters of the Islands - an area twice the size of France - will become the world's largest marine park, including a core area where all fishing will be banned. Puna said it was his country's contribution "to the well-being of not only our peoples, but also of humanity". And thanks to concerted international efforts, the Islands' 1.9 million sq. kms (750,000 sq. mls) of territorial waters have been designed the world's largest shark sanctuary.