Environment Minister Mohamed Aslam prompted a protest by joining Greenpeace leader Kumi Naidoo and approximately 100 green activists credentialed to attend the talks holding signs saying “This is a planetary emergency!” and “People Power, not Corporate Power!”
For the third time in three months, waste dumping at Thilafushi has exceeded capacity. New management plans have been made, but the City Council’s current goal is to maintain operations until improvements can take effect.
Meanwhile, former UN climate chief calls the negotiating process “a log that’s drifted away.”
We are coming to the end of the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and the need now is to build an ambitious, global, legally-binding regime, involving all major emitters, writes UK High Commissioner to the Maldives, John Rankin.
The Government has approved renewable energy rates for state utilities companies, signifying the first step in “an exciting investment opportunity” for solar power.
Producer Richard Berge speaks with Minivan News about “The Island President”, a documentary film on the Maldives which will premier locally this week.
The Civil Court has overturned the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)’s Rf100 million (US$6.5 million) fine against local business tycoon Mohamed ‘Champa’ Moosa.
While fishing is a niche market in the Maldives, one travel operator noted that angling was one of the UK’s most popular sports and a potential drawcard for the Maldives.
An unexpected commitment was an agreement in principle that SAARC countries would spend an “appropriate proportion” of their national income on renewable energy technologies.