Ibrahim Didi, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Maldives signed the decree of the underwater cabinet meeting off Girifushi Island on October 17, 2009. Ministers in full scuba gear met on the seabed to draw attention to the dangers of global warming for the island nation, a tourist paradise featuring coral reefs and white sand beaches with most parts lying less than one metre (3.3 feet) above sea level. Scientists have warned it could be uninhabitable in less than 100 years. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Frank Bainimarama
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Eye on Asia by Frank Bainimarama

What will we say to our grandchildren, as we dither over the solution to arrest climate change that lays before our eyes?

  • Natural climate solutions are cheap, effective and ready to deploy, because they use the power of nature rather than machines to draw carbon from the atmosphere
  • The greatest potential lies in sustainably managing marine habitats, protecting natural forests, restoring deforested and degraded lands, and improving agricultural practices

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Ibrahim Didi, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Maldives signed the decree of the underwater cabinet meeting off Girifushi Island on October 17, 2009. Ministers in full scuba gear met on the seabed to draw attention to the dangers of global warming for the island nation, a tourist paradise featuring coral reefs and white sand beaches with most parts lying less than one metre (3.3 feet) above sea level. Scientists have warned it could be uninhabitable in less than 100 years. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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