Small islands push for implementation of climate pledges

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Thoriq Ibrahim. UN Photo/Basma Baghall

Small island states are pushing for the implementation of a UN-backed international climate agreement aimed at keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius; that's according to the Minister of Environment and Energy in the Maldives archipelago.

The international community is currently meeting at the COP22 summit in Morocco to discuss how to put the Paris Agreement on climate change into action.

Many of the world's small islands are facing the threat of rising sea levels due to new climatic conditions.

Basma Baghall is at the COP22 meeting in Marrakech.

She asked Minister Thoriq Ibrahim of the Maldives what he hoped to achieve there.

Duration: 2’23″

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