Tuvalu minister gives Cop26 speech while standing in the sea – video

Tuvalu minister gives Cop26 speech while standing in the sea – video

Tuvalu’s foreign minister has given a speech to the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow standing knee-deep in seawater to show how his low-lying Pacific island nation is on the frontline of the climate crisis. The video of Simon Kofe standing in a suit and tie at a lectern set up in the sea delivering his speech draws attention to Tuvalu’s struggle against rising sea levels. 

‘We will not stand idly by as the water rises around us. We are not just talking in Tuvalu, we are mobilising collective action at home, in our region, and on the international stage to secure our future,’  Kofe said

Tuvalu minister to address Cop26 knee deep in seawater to highlight climate crisis

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