President Muizzu delivers the national statement at COP28 in Dubai. (Photo/President's Office)

Maldives pres at COP28 announces target of 33% power via solar

He noted that the current figure stands at 4%.

1 December 2023

President Mohamed Muizzu on Friday declared the government's commitment to developing renewable energy systems capable of providing 33% of the nation's electrical needs within the next five years.

He also noted that the current figure stands at 4%, and that Maldives aspires to generate a minimum of 600 million dollars to achieve the future goal, calling for the world’s support in this endeavour.

The president made these remarks while delivering the Maldives’ National Statement at the High-Level Segment of the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Addressing world leaders, the president outlined the Maldives’ expectations for COP28, emphasising the importance of the Global Stocktake committing to a strategy that corrects the course towards a 1.5-degree trajectory in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

Along with recognising the need to bridge the climate funding gap and emphasising that it must be founded on equity and the best available science, the President also highlighted the need for improved accessibility and revised assessment criteria.

The President further welcomed the decision taken on Thursday to operationalise the Loss and Damage Fund.