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Travel-Nature

Published on August 7, 2007

Author: Nickel

Source: authorstream.com

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Impacts on the economy:  Coral reefs of Maldives are most highly ranked reefs of the world. 25% to 35% of tourists visit the Maldives primarily for its excellent diving opportunities Snorkeling at any one time on a resort can be averaged at 75% to 80%. US$ 17.5 million a year is earned through diving – from a Maldivian perspective this amount is a considerable amount since about 20% of tourism earnings contribute to the nation’s GDP. Impacts on the economy Impacts on tourism Impacts on fisheries Impact on reefs and tourist dive sites Impacts on beaches Impacts on tourism infrastructure and support facilities Skipjack catches decreased Catch rates effected Estimated 45% of resorts at present suffer from varying degrees of coastal erosion. Higher rates of erosion and coastal land loss are expected as a consequence of the projected rise in sea level. A resort island represents a considerable capital investment averaging US$ 41,964 per tourist bed. Average investment for: 200 bed = over US$ 13 million 700 bed = is over US$ 43.5 million Food Security:  Food Security Agriculture Food storage and distribution - Important but small scale at present - Saltwater intrusion already threatens existing crops HEAVY IMPORT DEPENDENCY Imported food items are stored in the Capital Distributed by local business entrepreneurs by using small boats. They have to cover long distances by sea! Almost all food requirements, medicine and goods, except fresh fish and coconut are imported from other countries. Food storage and distribution On an average Dhoni (small boat) with 9 knots/h it takes: 19 hrs (non-stop) to reach the northern most island 32 hrs (non-stop) to reach the southern most island Status of food storage and distribution: Water Resources:  Water Resources Water availability and usage Desalinated piped-water system available in Malé Not feasible in the atolls due to economies of scale Cost of desalinated water in Malé: 1 m3 = US$ 8 Is this what we want?:  Is this what we want? 2025 2050 2100 Major outcomes of the Enabling Activity:  Major outcomes of the Enabling Activity Quantification of Maldives contribution to global GHG emissions Better understanding of Maldives vulnerabilities to climate change Possible adaptation measures identified National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) to address climate change Possible adaptation measures identified Adaptation Policies:  Adaptive measures Coastal protection Protection of Malé International Airport Capacity to adapt Institutional development Human Resource Development Strengthening research and systematic observations Public awareness and education Adaptation Policies Major outcomes of the Enabling Activity:  Major outcomes of the Enabling Activity Quantification of Maldives contribution to global GHG emissions Better understanding of Maldives vulnerabilities to climate change Possible adaptation measures identified National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) to address climate change National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) to address climate change National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA):  National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) National Implementation Strategy and NAPA are consolidated This strategy will be incorporated in consecutive NEAPs and NDPs The Ministry is taking part in the continuing consultative process of formulating the next NDP to ensure that climate change issues are addressed Cooperative arrangements put in place with other ministries and agencies to ensure continuity of data collection n Recommended policy measures:  Participation in the international advocacy Reflect climate change concerns in regulatory processes Create sustainable financing mechanisms Build national capacity to adapt to climate change Incorporate adaptation measure into national development planning as part of NAPA process Develop appropriate measures to mitigate GHG emissions Recommended policy measures n Thank you:  Thank you

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