Maldives Prepares for Climate Change
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5 June 2008: As part of the UN World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) strategy to implement the recommendations of the Davos Declaration, a project aiming to integrate the Maldives’ tourism into its climate change adaptation activities is underway.

The project, done in cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) through funding from the Global Environmental Facility […]

5 June 2008: As
part of the UN World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) strategy to implement the
recommendations of the Davos Declaration, a project aiming to integrate the
Maldives’ tourism into its climate change adaptation activities is underway.

The project, done
in cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) through funding from
the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), seeks to, inter alia, develop an environmental practices information exchange
mechanism among resorts, streamline national policies, and implement pilot
projects on water management and erosion control. Speaking about the project,
Gabor Vereczi, project coordinator at UNWTO’s Sustainable Development of
Tourism Department, said, “this project will also serve to reinforce Maldives
as an international leading destination in environmental management and climate
response.” [UNWTO
Press Release
]