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World Briefing / The Maldives

Plea for lower carbon emissions

November 11, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The Maldives, threatened by rising sea levels because of global warming, has pleaded with developed nations to reduce carbon emissions and said developing nations could change the outcome at climate talks in Copenhagen.

The appeal by the Indian Ocean archipelago came at a climate summit of Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Kiribati, Barbados, Bhutan, Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania before next month's global summit in Denmark.

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