News: If a Country Sinks Beneath the Sea, Is It Still a Country?

(ClimateWire) August 23, 2010 – Rising ocean levels brought about by climate change have created a flood of unprecedented legal questions for small island nations and their neighbors. Among them: If a country disappears, is it still a country? Does it keep its seat at the United Nations? Who controls its offshore mineral rights? Its […]

Video: EJF Talks to the President of the Maldives and the Premier of Niue

edToolbar() In addition to my last post, below is a short video by the Environmental Justice Foundation, a UK-based charity calling for international protection for environmental migr ants. As part of their ‘No Place Like Home‘ campaign, EJF talked to President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives and Premier Tolagi of Niue about how climate change […]

Maldives Cabinet Holds Underwater Meeting

(AFP) October 18, 2009 – MALE – Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, who staged the world’s first underwater cabinet meeting at the weekend, is emerging as the global stuntman in the battle against climate change. Nasheed, 42, dived with his cabinet to the sea bottom Saturday in an effort to press December’s UN summit in Copenhagen […]