Maldives National Strategy for Sustainable Development

Published by the Maldives government in conjunction with UNEP, the National Strategy for Sustainable Development identifies several goals relating to climate change. These are (with relevant targets listed below):
• Adapt to climate change (goal 1)
o Build coastal defences for Malé International Airport and Gan International Airport
o Develop coastal defences around 10 selected islands
o Train 40 coastal engineers
• Achieve carbon neutrality in energy (goal 3)
o Become carbon neutral in the energy sector by 2020
o Ensure 50% of the electricity is from renewable sources by 2015
o Achieve a 50% reduction by 2015 in energy sector GHG emissions compared to 2000 levels
o Reach a saving of 7.5% of final energy consumption over 10 years until 2020 through efficiency
• Establish a carbon neutral transport system (goal 5)
o Reduce CO2 emissions from light vehicles – the average car fleet should achieve CO2 emissions of 140g/km by 2015
o By 2015 not less than 10% of transport fuel should consist of biofuels, as an indicative target, considering raising their proportion to 20% by 2020

Quantified targets

Cut CO2 emissions from light vehicles to 140g/km by 2015

Transportation | General | Fixed Level Target | Base year: 2015

10% biofuels in transport by 2015, then 20% by 2020

Transportation | Biofuels | Trajectory Target | Base year: 2015, 2020

50% electricity from renewables by 2015

Energy | Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Base year: 2015

50% cut in GHG emissions in energy by 2015 against a 2000 baseline

Energy | Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Base year: 2000

Carbon neutrality in the energy sector by 2020

Energy | Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Base year: 2020

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