Nasheed leads Maldives delegation to climate change conference
Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives and an ardent advocate for the environment, is leading the Maldives official delegation to the UN climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, a statement from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s office said on Thursday.
Dec 7, 2018
MALE: Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives and an ardent advocate for the environment, is leading the Maldives official delegation to the UN climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, a statement from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s office said on Thursday.
Before entering politics, Nasheed actively campaigned about the dangers of climate change and, while in office, he held the world’s first underwater Cabinet meeting, in October 2009, to raise awareness about the issue and urge all countries to reduce their carbon emissions.
The Maldives is among the nations to be worst hit by global warming, with many of the atolls which make up the country likely to disappear below the ocean.
Representatives from 200 countries are attending the UNCCC in Katowice where, over two weeks, they will try to salvage a deal to ensure that goals set to reverse rapid global warming are met.
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