President Mohamed Nasheed and his cabinet met underwater to highlight the threat of global warming
While underwater, they signed a document ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December, calling on all nations to cut their carbon emissions.
President and his cabinet signed a document underwater
The government held a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight the threat of global warming to the low-lying Indian Ocean nation.
Ministers spent half an hour on the sea bed, communicating with white boards and hand signals.
The president said the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen this December cannot be allowed to fail.
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed and his cabinet then signed a document calling for global cuts in carbon emissions.
At a later press conference while still in the water, President Nasheed was asked what would happen if the summit fails “We are going to die,” he replied.
World leaders at the summit aim to create a new agreement to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.