(CNN Español) – Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister visits UN in Glasgow Filmed the speech for the Climate Change Conference. In COP26, To show how his Pacific island nation is at the forefront of climate change, submerged in the sea with knee-deep water.
Images of Simon Goff standing in front of a lecture set at sea, with his suit and tie rolled up, have been widely shared on social media, drawing attention to Tuvalu’s struggle against sea level rise.
“This report compares the COP26 situation to the real situation facing Tuvalu due to the effects of climate change and rising sea levels, and highlights Tuvalu’s bold move to address the most important issues of human migration in the context of climate change.”
According to a government official, the video was recorded by the public channel TVBC at the end of Phongafail, the main island of the capital, Funafuti.
It is set to be screened at the summit on Tuesday as leaders in the region push for more drastic measures to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Many of the worst polluting countries are committed to increasing carbon emissions reductions over the coming decades, with some aiming for net zero emissions by 2050.
But the leaders of the Pacific islands have shown immediate danger to their Netherlands’ survival and called for immediate action.