President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Wednesday appointed Sabra Ibrahim Noordeen as the Special Envoy for Climate Change. He made the appointment under article 11 (a) of the Climate Emergency Act (Law no.: 9/2021), which charges the President to appoint a Special Envoy for climate change to represent and lead the Maldives’ interests in the international arena with regard to the climate emergency.

Sabra Ibrahim Noordeen graduated from the University of London, United Kingdom, with a Master of Science in State, Society and Development. She has previously worked with the Maldives Police Service, and the British High Commission in Colombo. Until her new appointment, she served as the Secretary, Foreign Relations at the President’s Office.

The Special Envoy for Climate Change is an ambassadorial position equal in rank to Ministers of State.