“I don’t want to boil this down to just simply pennies”, Nasheed tells ABC Radio

The white sand atolls and coral islands might soon be buttressed with concrete as rising sea levels force the Maldivian President into drastic action, said ABC Radio presenter Monica Attard, in an interview in Sydney last week with President Mohamed Nasheed.

Protesters outside last December’s Copenhagen climate change conference, where one of the world’s smallest nations – the Maldives – went asking the worlds richer nations to curb their carbon emissions.

The result was, as we all know, a very imperfect accord.

Read the transcript