Home > News > EU’s Climate Action Commissioner says doubters should come to the Maldives to get a sense of urgency around climate change

EU’s Climate Action Commissioner says doubters should come to the Maldives to get a sense of urgency around climate change

European Union’s first Climate Action Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard has said doubters should come to the Maldives to get a sense of urgency in combating climate change. She made this statement while speaking at a press conference before her departure from the Maldives.

“It is very different to come to a place like here to see with your own eyes what climate change is all about,” she said. She also said that the world “must, in the future, do better than we did in the past” and find ways to have a more sustainable growth.

Hedegaard also described President Nasheed “as one of the leading voices” in the efforts to raise global awareness on the effects of climate change.

President Mohamed Nasheed also spoke at the press conference and briefed the media on their visit to Sh. Komandoo. He said he had “very fruitful discussions” with Hedegaard on effects of climate change on vulnerable countries like the Maldives and ways to combat the issue.

The EU Commissioner for Climate Action departed the Maldives this morning after concluding her official visit. She was seen-off at the airport by President Nasheed.

Source: President’s Office Website

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: