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Tuvalu’s Minister for Justice, Communication & Foreign Affairs Simon Kofe gives a COP26 statement while standing in the ocean in Funafuti, Tuvalu November 5, 2021. Tuvalu Foreign Ministry | via Reuters
November 10, 2021

Simon Kofe, Tuvalu’s foreign minister, has filmed a speech to climate summit COP26 knee-deep in the ocean. Kofe aims to highlight the effect of rising sea levels on the small island state in the South Pacific. According to the World Bank, western Pacific ocean levels have risen at two to three times faster than the global average.

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