Maldives to abandon carbon neutral vision in favour of mass tourism

Maldives to abandon carbon neutral vision in favour of mass tourism

The islands’ new government plans to relocate residents to larger atolls – leaving small islands ripe for development. It says these super resorts, not solar power, will create the money needed to adapt to climate change”

  • Ministers have outlined plans to geo-engineer artificial islands, relocate populations and attract millions more tourists by creating 50 more resorts.
  • Plans to increase tourism from 1.3 million people a year to more than seven million within 10 years were backed by Shiham Adam, director of the government’s Marine Research Centre.

This is an excerpt from an article first published by The Guardian. Read the original article here: Maldives plan to embrace mass tourism sparks criticism and outrage | Environment | The Guardian

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