100 Day Pledges - Environment







12 Pledges From 1 Categories


Completed Pledges Count 10
Completed Percentage 83%
37
Status In Progress
Allocated Agency Ministry Of National Planning And Infrastructure
Tasks • Completed the formulation of the "Road Maintenance Manual"
• In the progress of ascertaining the roles of the primary stakeholders mandated to maintain roads.
38
Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • Training programme on environmental protection (Thimaaveshi Mahthini) conducted for the cabinet,Members of Parliament and 80 councillors from 3 atolls.
• Trainings scheduled throughout the year for all local councillors and appointees of independent institutions.
Benefits • Create awareness on environmental issues at policy maker level.
• Ensures policies made at island, atoll, Government, and state insitituion level take the environment into consideration.
• Incorporate sustainable devleopment into all policies.
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Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • A baseline study of the Islands from Haa Alifu Atoll to Noonu Atoll conducted; identified 11 islands requiring protection
• Haa Alifu Keylakunu island and its surrounding reef and lagoon, Haa Alifu Neykurendhoo island’s mangrove and wetlands and Haa Alifu Baarah mangrove and wetlands are now declared protected.
• Certain reef areas of 13 resorts are also declared protected under the Environment Laws.
Benefits • Areas of environmental and biodiversity significance are protected for future generations.
• Creates environmental awareness amongst citizens.
• Strengthening of biodiversity in protected areas, balancing of ecosystem.
40
Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • 100 Coconut Palms and 150 Trees have been planted in Hulhumale’ phase 2.
• “Rah Fehi” project, to plant 2700 trees in Male’ has commenced.
• This project will be extended to all islands according to a set timeline.
Benefits • Beautification of island landscapes/skylines
• Cleaner air, cooling of islands.
• Greater awareness about the environment.
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Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • Evaluation of Environment Impact Assessments (EIAs) prepared for tourism infrastructure development transferred from the Ministry of Tourism to the Ministry of Environment.
• Empowered the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to authorise EIAs related to tourism development.
Benefits • Development projects will consider possible adverse effects to the environment and address them through an established framework.
• Environment related activities will be free from influence chains and activities involving corruption.
Policy Document Link www.gazette.gov.mv/gazette/download/4442
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Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • An online portal established with 624 research publications on the Maldivian environment.
• Work underway to improve interactiveness of the portal.
Benefits • Improved access to research/publications on environmental issues in the Maldives.
• Increase public awareness about the environment.
• Identify gaps in existing research, leading to new studies.
Website www.maldivesconservationportal.org
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Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • Declaration protecting Haa Dhaalu Keylakunu Island and its surrounding reef and lagoon, Haa Dhaalu Neykurendhoo Island’s mangrove and wetlands and Haa Alifu Baarah mangrove and wetlands gazetted and a management plan governing their maintenance has been formulated.
Benefits • All environment protected areas to be managed under a set guideline and regulations.
• Strengthening of biodiversity in protected areas, balancing of ecosystem.
Policy Document Link www.gazette.gov.mv/iulaan/view/92969
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Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • The national campaign to reduce plastic bags and plastic bottles distributed 9000 re-fillable “Super Water Bottles” to children in grade 1 this year.
• Additionally, 1530 out of 5000 bags donated by UNICEF has been distributed to 4 islands.
Benefits • Minimises the negative effects cause by single-use plastic waste on the marine biodiversity.
• Minimises the negative effects to health caused by micro plastic digestion in consumed fish.
• Minimises the negative effects to health and environment due to the burning of plastic waste.
45
Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • Nation-wide clean-up programme carried out in all islands with the support of more than 7000 individuals.
• A total of 195 tonnes of waste and 20 tonnes of plastic was collected from the Male’ area, and 21000 garbage bags of waste were collected from the islands.
• This programme will continue according to the scheduled plan of activities.
Benefits • Reduction in adverse impacts to Maldives' environment, economy and health through elimination of littering and disposing of on beaches, reefs and seas.
• Adoption of good waste manangement practices in sustainable development.
46
Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • Participated in COP24 seminars and conventions and relayed to the world about the adverse impacts of climate change in the Maldives.
Benefits • Portrayed Maldives as a Climate Champion in the International Arena, once again.
• Opportunity to collaborate and cooperate with international partners to find pragmatic solutions for the environmental problems the Maldives faces.
47
Status In Progress
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Environment
Tasks • Received the last set of approvals from the funding agencies to commence Fuvahmulah Shoreline Protection project.
• Currently in the process of finding an international contractor to commence physical works of this project.
Benefits • This project will remedy the concerns raised by locals of the Fuvahmulah Island with regard to island erosion.
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Status Completed
Allocated Agency Ministry Of Finance
Tasks • To manage revenue sourced from green tax, the “Green Fund”, a trust fund is established.
• Income and Expenditures of the Green Fund are published every month on the website of the Ministry of Finance.
Benefits • Revenue generated from the Green Tax to be utilised for environmental activities.
• Incresaed transparency of management of the Green Fund.
• Projects undertaken by the government to protect the environment strengthened, facilitates means to hold Government accountable.