The island nation of Tuvalu in the South Pacific made the decision to use Web3 technology to ensure the future survival of its culture and society.
Simon Kofe, the nation’s foreign minister, stated at the COP27 climate summit on November 15 that the nation is searching for other strategies to safeguard its cultural legacy from the effects of climate change, which include rising sea levels. Recreating itself in the metaverse is one of those methods.
According to Kofe, they have no choice but to establish the world’s first digital nation as their land fades. At high tide, up to 40% of the country’s capital district is submerged, and by the end of the century, the entire nation is expected to be underwater.
The Decentraland metaverse’s first embassy was established in 2021 by the Caribbean island nation of Barbados. Earlier this year, an Australian indigenous tribe also announced ambitions to establish an embassy in the metaverse.
The metaverse has other governments setting up offices like Norway which has built a branch of its federal tax offices in the metaverse to reach its younger population. The United Arab Emirates also established a new office for the Ministry of Economy in the metaverse.