Maldives aims to turn the tide on marine litter

  Maldives has joined a UN campaign aimed at eliminating marine litter. The UN Environment’s CleanSeas campaign, which was launched in February this year, calls on government to pass policies to reduce plastic and industries to minimise plastic packaging. Maldives has pledged to launch a national campaign to reduce single-use plastics and look at reducing […]

Maldives granted $50m to cut reliance on oil

Maldives has been granted a loan worth $50 million for renewable energy projects to help the nation cut its reliance on oil-fuelled electricity. The cash will be used to install solar-diesel hybrid grids on nearly 160 islands in four phases. Training and other related skills development support will also be provided. Maldives spent more than […]

Climate change could slash South Asia’s GDP by 9% – report

South Asia could see economic losses of up to 9% of its GDP every year by the end of the century if the world continues to invest in fossil fuels. That’s according to a new report form the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which predicts the collective economy of six countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the […]