Whilst enterprises and homes in Male’ are braced to temporarily cut their power supplies, the country does not appear quite as able to switch off the increasingly fraught political tensions.
The UK and US releases of ‘The Island President’ promise to put the spotlight on more than just climate change
25 year-old Mohamed Shinaz Saeed is about to become one of the few Maldivians – if not the first – to set foot on Antarctica.
“Knowing you, I would assume that you were given no choice and that it was through threats that you have ended up in this position,” Branson wrote. “I do very much hope that was the case rather than you doing it of your own free will.”
“We followed a 16 month inclusive process with a cross section of all stake holders, including MATATO and MATI, and we also took the general public view also taken into consideration,” said former Managing Director of the MMPRC, Simon Hawkins.
“Environmental activists in every corner of the planet think of Nasheed as one of the most prominent leaders we have,” wrote 350.org founder Bill McKibben. The petition received over 21,000 signatures.
While the average Maldivian smoker consumes 2312 cigarettes a year, demand for quit smoking services has skyrocketed after import tariffs doubled prices.
As evidenced by prior reports on climate concerns over Maldives, the findings of RIMES also illustrate that sea level, sea surface temperature, rainfall and its variations pose future climate risks for Maldives.
The Maldives tuna industry’s dolphin-safe reputation is under threat after US-based environmental NGO Earth Island Institute (EII) has threatened to withdraw the ‘dolphin-safe’ label from the fisheries industry, in protest against a proposed dolphin lagoon in the Maldives.