Maldives Underwater Cabinet Meeting

Date: 14/12/2009

Maldives’ President, Mohamed Nashees, held an underwater cabinet meeting after instructing his Ministers to train for the sub-aqua session. Dressed in full scuba gear the ministers held their meeting at a depth of six metres. During the meeting the ministers ratified a treaty calling all countries to cut greenhouse emissions. Nasheed, the leader of a nation made up of 1200 atolls, 80%  are no more that a metre above sea level, has made the issue of climate change one of his most pressing priorities. He has also established a fund to seek an alternative home for 330,000 Maldivians.

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