ASLAM, Mohamed. Maldives Minister, COP17, Durban, 2011: "a path to four degrees of warming. This will definitely wipe my country and many other islands off the map"

Mohamed Aslam, Minister of Housing and Environment, Maldives (see: http://www.rtcc.org/policy/island-states-appeal-for-cop17-ministers-to-avert-%E2%80%9Cclimate-genocide%E2%80%9D/ ) .

Mohamed Aslam, Minister of Housing and Environment, Maldives, at  the COP17 UN Climate Conference in Durban, December 2011 “We wanted a legally binding deal to guarantee our survival. It’s the only viable solutions. Current pledges are not concurrent with what parties agreed in Cancun. These pledges have us on a path to four degrees of warming. This will definitely wipe my country and many other islands off the map. It’s time to act decisively… We cannot accept once again to redefine what we have already concluded. Redefining and reinventing building blocks will only delay the progress we have achieved so far [sic]. Some people think time is on their side. For my country it is extremely important to get action today.” [1].

[1]. John Parnell, “Island states appeal for COP17 Ministers to avert “climate genocide”, RTCC, 7 December 2011: http://www.rtcc.org/policy/island-states-appeal-for-cop17-ministers-to-avert-%E2%80%9Cclimate-genocide%E2%80%9D/ .

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