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World's first underwater cabinet meeting on Saturday 17 October
www.presidencymaldives.gov.m 16-10-2009

Ministers have been taking scuba diving lessons with help from Divers Association Maldives. President Nasheed is already a PADI Advanced Open Water diver.

The President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, and his ministers will be holding the world’s first underwater cabinet meeting on Saturday 17 October, to draw global attention to the pressing issue of climate change.

Famed for its first-rate diving, the Maldives stands at the frontline of the climate change battle. To call attention to their country’s plight, ministers will use hand signals and slates to communicate to ratify a statement calling for rapid greenhouse gas reductions. The statement will be presented at the landmark UN climate change talks in Copenhagen this December.

Read more: http://www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv

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