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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Maldives goes Carbon Neutral

Divers’ paradise the Maldives is setting the rest of the world a climate change challenge with plans to become carbon neutral in a decade.
The low-lying country knows more than most about the dangers of rising sea levels with none of its coral fringed islands more than 1.8 metres above sea level
President Mohamed Nasheed told the BBC the Maldives of a plan to switch completely to renewable energy sources like wind and solar power.
“We understand more than perhaps anyone what would happen to us if we didn’t do anything about it or if the rest of the world doesn’t find the imagination to confront this problem,” Mr Nasheed said.
“We don’t want to sit around and blame others, but we want to do whatever we can, and hopefully, if we can become carbon-neutral, and when we come up with the plan, we hope that these plans also will serve as a blueprint for other nations to follow."

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