Oxitec has encouraging results from test run of a mosquito genetically engineered to fight dengue in the Cayman Islands, Malaysia and Brazil. The Maldives is keeping tabs.
The Maldives has been officially rebranded with a new marketing slogan, ‘always natural’, and a fingerprint logo consisting of islands, corals, turtles, sharks and herons that transitions from blue to green.
“We are facing rapidly rising fuel costs; undeniably the way forward is sustainable agriculture using renewable energy technology in the agricultural sector.”
As the fishing industry shows signs of struggle, local researchers are finding new natural resources to benefit local consumers and foreign buyers.
“Environmentalism doesn’t stop at national borders. It’s a transnational, regional, global question,” said Konrad Adenaur Stiftung’s Director of the Regional SAARC Program, Tomislav Delinic. Although the Maldives are not represented at international think-tank group COSATT, the team is hopeful that the country will take the lead in reminding this year’s SAARC participants of last year’s resolutions on energy and the environment.
Political will is vital for change, and we have enough examples that show that it is possible, write Norwegian Environment Minister Erik Solheim and Maldivian Economic Development Minister, Mahmoud Razee.
UK entrepreneur Richard Branson and founder of Zero2Infinity Jose Mariano talk ecologically-friendly spacecraft and near-orbital ballooning at Soneva Fushi’s Slow Life Symposium.
President Mohamed Nasheed’s energy advisor Mike Mason has unveiled the technical and economic justification for transforming the Maldives into a solar-powered nation.
Luxury resort Soneva Fushi is currently hosting a three day ‘Slow Life’ symposium bringing together big names in business, climate science, film and renewable energy to brainstorm ways of addressing climate change.