President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu unveiled a national initiative during the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in Dubai. The initiative aims to plant five million trees across the Maldives, emphasizing the critical need to enhance the resilience of the islands.
Addressing global leaders, President Muizzu stressed the priority of bolstering island resilience, recognizing the intrinsic value of every element in the Maldivian ecosystem. He emphasized that the loss of coral, sand, fish, and palm trees not only impacts the economy but the nation as a whole.
President Muizzu underscored the importance of sustainable ecosystems for human survival, expressing hope for the effective functioning of the Loss and Damage Fund. He emphasized its crucial role in providing timely assistance to those in need.
Acknowledging his role as a global citizen, President Dr. Muizzu emphasized the shared responsibility for the planet. He called for international cooperation, urging collective action to ensure that each initiative yields tangible results and fulfills collective obligations toward a more sustainable future.