Climate Change

Meeting the Challenge: Report by a Commonwealth Group of Experts

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Report of a Commonwealth Group of Experts.



Introduction: Origins of the Inquiry

On 19 October 1987, His Excellency Mr Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of the Maldives, addressed the United Nations General Assembly on the issues of environment and development. In that address he spoke of the implications of predicted global warming and sea level rise, especially for coastal and island nations, and drew attention to the vulnerability of his own country, little of which rises more than two metres above sea level.


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