Tag Archive for 'Maldives'

Climate change impacts threaten seafood security of Island nations

September 25th, 2012 by Oceana

Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans, has published “Ocean-Based Food Security Threatened in a High CO2 World”, which provides a ranking of nations that are most vulnerable to reductions in seafood production due to climate change and ocean acidification. While seafood is currently a primary source of protein […]

Small island nations commit to increase renewable energy supply

May 9th, 2012 by United Nations Development Programme

The Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Small Island Developing States Conference concluded on 8 May 2012 with the adoption of the “Barbados Declaration” calling for universal access to modern and affordable renewable energy services, while protecting environment, ending poverty and creating new opportunities for economic growth. The declaration, adopted just weeks before the UN […]

If we cannot save the Maldives we won’t be able to save Guernsey


Jon Shenk’s The Island President tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced—the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.

Analysis of Durban Climate talks

December 13th, 2011 by Mark Lynas

The Maldives likes to be first. In 2009 it was the first country to announce its intention to become carbon neutral. In Durban it was the first developing state to declare its willingness to make a legally binding climate commitment under a new global treaty. But it does not want to be first to disappear […]