The UN mission in the Maldives has welcomes the Government’s renewed commitment to address the climate emergency & to achieve zero emissions by 2030.

In a tweet, the UN mission said that the UN will continue to support climate action efforts for a more sustainable future for the people across the globe.

This comes after President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had said that although the Maldives is among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the Maldives will lead by example in its ambition to reduce carbon emissions.

He made these remarks while speaking at the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit, held virtually to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement while providing a platform for Heads of States and Governments to outline their national priorities and vision with respect to reducing carbon emissions.

He stated that the Maldives understands all too well the scale of climate change and is fully committed to meeting its challenge and that unlike countries that have the luxury of still focusing on mitigation the Maldives is already directly impacted by the climate emergency and is being forced to undertake adaptation measures at an accelerated pace.

During his remarks, the President stated that given the current amount of resources we have available, the Maldives is on track to reduce a quarter of carbon emissions by 2030.

While acknowledging this as a positive start, the President emphasized that the Maldives would like to commit to a much bolder vision.