World's first underwater cabinet meeting on Saturday 17 October
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 worldâ€™s first underwater cabinet meeting on Saturday 17
October, to draw global attention to the pressing issue of climate
Famed for its first-rate diving, the Maldives stands at the frontline
of the climate change battle. To call attention to their countryâ€™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