First underwater ministerial meeting

The small Republic of the Maldives was held in 2009 the first underwater ministerial meeting; The island’s cabinet, located in the Indian Ocean, gave rise to diving classes in preparation for this meeting.

About ten ministers are located around a horseshoe-shaped table, all accompanied by their instructors. It then adopted symbolically a resolution calling for global action to achieve the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Underwater, the government signed a document asking all nations to reduce their carbon emissions. The organizers of the day say they want to highlight the risks of increasing carbon in the atmosphere and encourage world leaders to commit to reducing the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million.

About 80% of the archipelago of the Maldives is less than one meter above sea level and is extremely vulnerable to any rise in sea level as a result of global warming melting polar ice caps.


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