Maldives Prepares for Climate Change

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]