Maldives

Maldives National Strategy for Sustainable Development

Executive
Strategy
Passed in 2009
Published by the Maldives government in conjunction with UNEP, the National Strategy for Sustainable Development identifies several goals relating to climate change. These are (with relevant targets listed below):
  •  Adapt to climate change (goal 1)
    •  Build coastal defences for Malé International Airport and Gan International Airport
    •  Develop coastal defences around 10 selected islands
    •  Train 40 coastal engineers
  • Achieve carbon neutrality in energy (goal 3)
    •  Become carbon neutral in the energy sector by 2020
    •  Ensure 50% of the electricity is from renewable sources by 2015
    •  Achieve a 50% reduction by 2015 in energy sector GHG emissions compared to 2000 levels
    •  Reach a saving of 7.5% of final energy consumption over 10 years until 2020 through efficiency
  • Establish a carbon neutral transport system (goal 5)
    •  Reduce CO2 emissions from light vehicles - the average car fleet should achieve CO2 emissions of 140g/km by 2015
    •  By 2015 not less than 10% of transport fuel should consist of biofuels, as an indicative target, considering raising their proportion to 20% by 2020

Documents
  • Carbon neutrality in the energy sector by 2020
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
  • 50% cut in GHG emissions in energy by 2015 against a 2000 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2000
  • 50% electricity from renewables by 2015
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2015
  • 10% biofuels in transport by 2015, then---20% by 2020
    Transportation | Trajectory target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2015, 2020
  • Cut CO2 emissions from light vehicles to 140g/km by 2015
    Transportation | Fixed level target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2015
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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