The fate of tiny island states threatened by global warming is to be brought to the forefront of the “climate change” debate by Commonwealth leaders today.
As fears over rising sea levels grow, they are holding a three-day conference in Trinidad and Tobago aimed at sending a firm message in favour of cooperation to limit global warming ahead of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December.
Around half of the 53-nation Commonwealth group – most of them former British colonies – are island nations scattered across the world’s oceans.
Low lying island archipelagos like the Maldives are desperate to draw attention to their plight.
Recently government ministers there held an underwater cabinet meeting to underline the threat global warming poses.