President Calls for Enhanced Global Climate Action, Underscores Maldives’ Renewable Energy Goals

01 Dec 2023

At the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in Dubai, His Excellency President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu delivered Maldives’ national statement, urging the international community to enhance climate action towards building resilience.

The President welcomed the historic decision taken to operationalise the Loss and Damage Fund at the opening session of COP28, thanking the UAE for their leadership in achieving this outcome on the first day of the session. This development is a crucial milestone for countries like the Maldives, who are on the frontline of the climate crisis. He further urged developed countries to capitalise the fund in order to ensure its ability to meet the needs and priorities of developing countries.

Although the Maldives has a near negligible contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, the President also highlighted Maldives’ substantial renewable energy efforts, which are in response to the calls for greater climate change mitigation ambition in alignment with the 1.5 degree pathway.

President Dr. Muizzu concluded his statement with reiterated his call for enhanced climate action, underscoring that collective efforts are required to ensure a resilient future for all.

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