The Maldives has released its National Action Plan on Air Pollutants, an integrated approach to reducing both air pollution and climate forcers.
In it, for the first time, the Maldives’ Ministry of Environment has developed, compiled and quantified, the reductions in air pollutants for measures originally developed with the aim of reducing greenhouse gases in the country.
The 28 mitigation measures included in the plan are effective in reducing emissions of air pollutants, short-lived climate pollutants, and carbon dioxide, including an estimated 60 per cent reduction in direct fine particulate matter emissions, and 40 per cent reduction in black carbon emissions by 2030.
All 28 specific mitigation measures in the National Action Plan align with existing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the three major air pollution source sectors: electricity generation, transport and waste.
Download the Maldives’ National Action Plan on Air Pollutants from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s website.