Foreign Minister stands in the middle of the sea to speak on climate change

The Foreign Minister stood in the middle of the sea giving a speech on climate change - Photo 1.

Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe recorded his speech before the COP26 conference while standing in the middle of the knee-high sea level – Photo: FB

According to the station CNN On November 8, the image of Mr. Kofe wearing a vest, tie with his pants rolled up while filming was widely shared on social networks, attracting the attention of netizens before the fight against sea water. offered in Tuvalu.

The 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) took place from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

“The statement issued at COP26 will show the real situation Tuvalu is facing due to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, underscoring the strong action Tuvalu is taking to address this critical issue. The imperative is to move people when climate change is changing,” Mr. Kofe said in a video sent to COP26.

A Tuvalu government official said TVBC broadcast the video on Fongafale Island in the capital, Funafuti, Tuvalu.

The video is expected to be shown at COP26 on November 9, as leaders in the region call for more drastic action to limit the effects of climate change.

Many of the world’s most polluting countries have committed to cutting carbon emissions in the coming years, with some aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

However, leaders of Pacific island nations have called for immediate action.

COP26 – attended by the UN secretary general and more than 120 world leaders – has the goal of keeping the earth’s temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoiding the most catastrophic effects of climate change. .

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