The Chinese Communist Party passes a resolution that will secure President Xi Jinping's political future. Also, South Africa's last apartheid-era president, F.W. de Klerk, dies at the age of 85. And, Germany registers its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.
About two years ago, the Maldives announced the nation would be carbon-neutral by 2020. That's a tall order for a country that spends 15 percent of GDP on diesel fuel, but work is progressing toward that goal.
The government of the Maldives plans to make the Indian Ocean island nation "carbon neutral" by 2020. It's an effort to set an example for other countries and help avert the possible inundation of much of the country in the face of rising sea levels.
China and India are trying to establish a measure of control over the Indian Ocean and a small island nation, the Maldives, is at the center of the tensions between the two.
The Maldives is one of the countries most imminently threatened by rising seas from climate change. But as Lily Jamali reports, even many people in the tiny Indian Ocean nation don't sense a real threat to their lives and livelihoods.
At the United Nations Summit on Climate Change in New York, Chinese President Hu Jintao drew praise for his commitment to fighting climate change. But those skeptical of the praise for the Chinese president say both he and US President Barack Obama had li