Watch the tropical Maldives that is waiting for funds to fight the impact of climate change.
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The Maldives is waiting for funds to fight the impact of climate change or it may lose the entire island.
Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid held a cabinet meeting underwater a decade ago to attract tourists but still, the island is struggling to collect funds.
Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid told Reuters: “For small states, it is not easy. By the time the financing is obtained, we may be underwater.”
“In order to protect the islands, we need to start building sea walls.
It’s expensive, but we need it. We can’t wait until all of them are being taken away.”
The Republic of Maldives is a sovereign archipelagic nation positioned in the Indian Ocean.
The Maldives is blessed with magical and breathtaking displays of sunshine.
Similar to tropical countries, the Maldives enjoys a dry and wet season.
Conveniently, the hot and humid weather is complemented with cooling sea breezes and periodic rain, according to its website.
Two of the country’s main industries – tourism and fishing – are totally dependent on coastal resources.
It spends around $10 million annually for coastal protection works.
The Maldives now needs up to $8.8 billion to protect all of its inhabited islands.
In order to protect the island, they need to build sea walls and this is a very urgent matter for the locals.
Recently, Jumeirah Vittaveli has introduced its new fleet of stylish custom-made catamarans in the Maldives, according to its website.
Designed by the award-winning yacht agency, the new catamarans come in three models – the Polestar, the Jumeirah, and the Classic Yacht.
The Polestar’s interiors are decked in lush tones of pale gold, cream and grey, the Jumeirah showcases darker bronze and turquoise shades that reflect the brilliant colours of the Indian Ocean; the classic yacht mixes rich wooden features with soft greys and beige, according to its website.
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