"Our government has been promoting all these climatic issues in the global arena," he said. "In the long term, we will still be here, I think, and we will try to cope. We'll manage somehow, even if it's difficult and expensive."
Tuvalu's fresh water crisis deepens →
"The situation is bad," said Pusinelli Laafai, Tuvalu's permanent secretary of home affairs. "It's really bad."