Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Climate change threatens human rights: small island states

From Reuters:
...Ministers and diplomats met at an exclusive Maldives resort, one of more than 80 that underpin the Indian Ocean state's $1 billion economy but are directly threatened by rising sea levels.

...The conference brings together officials from countries including Singapore, Micronesia, Grenada and the Seychelles, as well as environmental lawyers.

Delegates are also expected to hammer out a portfolio of practical policies to counter climate change, with an emphasis on emissions reduction, rather than carbon trading.