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Climate change ‘big unknown,’ says Game of Thrones star

Coster-Waldau was in the Maldives on a three-day trip as a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador and visited an atoll where several UNDP projects are located.

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Maldives disappointed with ‘US abdication of responsibility on climate change’

President Yameen called the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement a blow to global efforts to avert global warming and a setback for essential multilateral processes.

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Nasheed calls for opposition to field single candidate in 2018

“I don’t think we will have a free and fair election as things stand now. So we will have to have the whole opposition together and come out with a single candidate,” the opposition leader told AFP.

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Green climate fund grants Maldives US$23m for safe water

The UN’s climate fund has approved US$23.6 million for a project to ensure the delivery of safe freshwater to 105,000 people in the outer islands of the Maldives. The project is among the first eight investments approved by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a global initiative established to provide financing from wealthy nations for adaptation projects in developing countries.

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Maldives calls for UN reform

The Maldives has called on the UN to reform itself to better address the needs of small island states and global challenges such as climate change.

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UN unveils development agenda for Maldives

The government and the United Nations signed the UN Development Assistance Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) yesterday, a four-year strategic programme framework to deliver results in the areas of youth and children, gender, governance, environment and climate change.

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Malé under water: frequent floods demonstrate climate vulnerability

A few hours of heavy rain in Malé City on Monday morning inundated streets, snarled traffic, flooded the main hospital and caused a roof to cave in at a primary school, prompting concern over the island city’s vulnerability to and lack of preparedness for extreme weather.

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National climate change policy framework launched

The ‘Maldives National Climate Change Policy Framework’ was unveiled today, outlining strategies for achieving sustainable financing, low emission development, adaptation, capacity building and leading advocacy at climate change negotiations, and fostering sustainable development.

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