The President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, Ms Sabra Noordeen has met with some members of the diplomatic community based in Colombo, who are accredited to the Maldives.
While on a private visit to Sri Lanka, Ms Noordeen met with members of the international community to discuss the Maldives' and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's climate priorities ahead of COP26, which will take place in Glasgow, UK, from November 1 to 12, 2021.
During these meetings, held in Sri Lanka last week, discussions ranged from the importance of a concerted global effort to increase ambition on reducing emissions to contain global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, opportunities for cooperation and investment on mitigation and greater access to means and knowledge for adaptation measures to help address the global challenges of climate change.
Ms Noordeen was accompanied at the meetings by the High Commissioner to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr Omar Abdul Razzak. Meetings were held between the Charge De Affairs of Nepal and Ambassadors for the Netherlands, Afghanistan, Vietnam, United States, Korea, Germany, France, Switzerland and the delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Ms Noordeen also met with Secretary Dr. Anil Jasinghe at the Sri Lankan Ministry of Environment.