Multihazard Risk Atlas of Maldives

‘Multihazard Risk Atlas of Maldives’ launched

  • The atlas was released during a special virtual ceremony held on Tuesday
  • Compiled with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Includes measures to minimize environmental impact from development projects, as well as climate change

K. Male' 2020 Sep 15 | Tue 15:03 local 5,039

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Ministry of Environment has released the ‘Multihazard risk atlas of Maldives’.

The atlas was launched during a special virtual ceremony held on Tuesday, where Environment Minister Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan was in attendance.

Speaking at the ceremony, the minister said that the multihazard risk atlas will assist in making “evidence based decisions” in relation to development projects.

Hussain said that this will also help build confidence with partners providing funds for projects related to climate change, that their funds are being utilized for essential purposes.

The multihazard risk atlas was compiled with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), under the ‘Climate Risk Screening for Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Activities and Policies’ project.

It includes measures to be taken to minimize damages to environment when deciding on development projects, as well the impacts of climate change and natural disasters.

The environment ministry said that the atlas was created on Geographic Information System (GIS) platform, and that the information is available through its website.

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