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Climate Emergency Act (Act no. 9/2021)

legislation type Legislative
Adaptation Framework
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2021
According to Maldives' presidential office, this acts sets actions to address the climate emergency and defines the legal structure and guidelines for climate policy. These notably cover reporting, ensuring the sustainability of natural resources, overcoming negative impacts, and allocation of funds for renewable energy sources. The Act further includes the complete framework for Maldives' ambitious plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. It also specifies the Minister to constitute an office under the Ministry as 'Climate Change Directorate', mandated with leading Maldives' interests in the international arena with regards to the climate emergency. Through this document, the President is obligated to appoint a Special Envoy for Climate Change, to serve as Maldives' international advocate against climate change.


  • Net zero by 2030
    Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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