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President Mohamed Nasheed

The Islands of Maldives is taking its initiative to be heard on the 17th of October 2009

The country would send a message to the world that the days of reacting to climate change is now, that the voices of people of the Maldives must be heard if the nation is to survive. As global climate change is in effect. The highest point above sea level in Maldives is at 2.4meters, making it a venerable place, Sea level rise would perhaps annihilate this country.

With this in mind Dr. MohamedWaheedVise President of the Maldives officially lunched the 350 event on 24th of September. A 24 hour dive event would begin in the capital of Maldives organized by the Dive Association of Maldives (D.A.M) on the 24th of October.

The most closely watched event would be held on the 17 of this month where for the first time in the world The Cabinet of Maldives would have its 47 official cabinet meeting underwater with Scuba equipment. The President of the Maldives and the ministers would endorse a statement by the people of Maldives and would be presented by President Mohamed Nasheed at the Copenhagen summit.

Some of the Cabinet ministers are already certified divers and a number of Ministers have already completed the Padi Discover Scuba training with the guidance of D.A.M

The question still remains for the time would the Copenhagen summit bring out positive results?

 

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Taken on October 12, 2009