03 Oct '11, 8am

Past #unepchampions President Nasheed held a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight #climatechange 2012 award open!

His Excellency Mohamed Nasheed has been the President of the Maldives since 2008. He has received global recognition for his efforts to curb climate change and raise awareness of environmental issues, particularly as it related to island-nations. He featured prominently in the international media in the run-up to, and during, the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen in December. During that time, he even convened an underwater cabinet meeting on the ocean floor to highlight the grave climate change-related threats to the Maldives. President Nasheed has pledged to make the Maldives the world’s first carbon-neutral country by 2020. He has warned that Maldivians may be forced to seek a new homeland should rising sea levels make the Maldivians’ archipelago uninhabitable. Moreover, he is campaigning for the protection of coral reefs that helped save his countr...

Full article: http://unep.org/champions/laureates/2010/nasheed.asp

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