A Stakeholder Workshop to finalize the National Action Plan on Air Pollution was held today at the Ministry of Environment. This Action Plan is prepared with assistance from The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), a coalition committed to accelerating and incentivizing action to address key short-lived climate pollutants.
The purpose of this national action plan is to identify the effectiveness of the planned and proposed mitigation measures in reducing air pollutant emissions, which are aligned with the Maldives climate mitigation targets. This National Action Plan builds on existing plans and strategies in the Maldives that include mitigation measures (that can affect air pollution emissions), but for which the air pollution emission reduction potential has not yet been evaluated.
The Plan includes an integrated emissions and scenario analysis for air pollutants, greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants, estimates the current and future national trends in air quality, followed by emission reductions from the identified air pollution mitigation measures, as well as the estimated climate benefits from full implementation of these measures. Finally, specific actions to increase implementation of these air pollution mitigation measures are identified, as well as actions to improve air quality management in general in the Maldives.
The workshop was held with participants from relevant government sectors and academia.