Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has kick started the activities organised in the Maldives as part of the “International Day of Climate Action”, initiated by

Activities of the day began with the 24 hour underwater protest organised by the Divers’ Association of the Maldives.

Speaking at the function held at Boduthakurufaanu Magu, in front of the President’s Office, at 12 am last night, the Vice President acknowledged the role of the Divers’ Association of the Maldives in organising the activities of the day.

The underwater protest will go on for 24 hours beginning mid night, last night. 350 divers take part in the protest.

The objective of “International Day of Climate Action” was to bring to the attention of world leaders who participate in the Copenhagen Summit the need to bring the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration level down to 350 parts per million.