The Maldives has successfully hosted the fifth workshop under the Glasgow-Sharm el-Sheikh work programme on the global goal on adaptation from March 20th to 22nd, 2023. The event, organized by the UNFCCC and supported by the Ministry, took place in Male’, Maldives. The workshop brought together experts, policymakers, and representatives from various sectors and countries to discuss and share knowledge on transformational adaptation, indigenous peoples’ knowledge, and innovative strategies to change mindsets towards adaptation.
Minister of State for Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Ms. Khadeeja Naseem, addressed the closing of the workshop, emphasizing that “We must take timely, effective and transformative adaptation actions while we still can, because the impacts of the decisions we make and actions we take today will extend far beyond our lifetimes.”
Throughout the three-day workshop, participants engaged in enriching discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions. The insights gathered have undoubtedly contributed to advancing the development of a comprehensive framework for the global goal on adaptation and its linkages with the global stocktake. As a small island developing state with significant adaptation needs, the Maldives remains committed to driving collective action and fostering climate-resilient societies.
The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology would like to express its gratitude to the UNFCCC, participants, and everyone involved in making this workshop a great success. The successful conclusion of the workshop marks an important step in the collective journey towards a sustainable, resilient, and thriving future for all.