‘Some of our communities, both in this country and around the world, cannot stay where they are,’ said the chief executive of Britain’ s Environment Agency.

In a address last year to the COP26 climate change conference, Maldives “president tried to focus attention on the threat to his country’s archipelago of 1.192 islands.

“Unless we reverse this trend we will be in a situation in which Maldives no longer exists by the end of this century.”

“Unless we change this, the Maldives will not exist until the end of this century.” Meanwhile, the US President’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned in February that sea levels along the country’s coast would rise an average of about a foot (100 m) by 100.

As a result, that’s where the increases have been measured over the past 100 years.

Bevan was speaking on the same day that his authority published its road map for flood risk management and coastal erosion.

The flood and shore erosion risk management roadmap, which covers the period until 2026, outlines plans to ensure that “the country is resilient and ready to respond and adapt to floods and coastal change.”

These include the development of a ‘brand-new nation-wide assessment of flood risk’ on oceans, rivers and water tables.

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