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COP26: In suit and tie, this minister stood in knee-deep seawater for a speech. Here's why

08/11/2021 03:17 PM | Click to read full article

Tuvalu's foreign minister has given a speech to the climate conference in Glasgow standing knee-deep in seawater to show how his low-lying Pacific Island nation is on the front line of climate change.

Images of Simon Kofe standing in a suit in the sea, with trouser legs rolled up, have been shared widely on social media, drawing attention to Tuvalu's struggle against rising sea levels.