“I don’t need to watch TV to know about climate change, I’ve seen it happen through my own eyes: coastal erosions are becoming faster and saltwater is intruding in our freshwater.”
Ibrahim, tailor & restaurant owner, the Maldives
For most of us, the Maldives is the ultimate tropical resort, but for the people living on the islands, it’s their home, which is now under the threat of rising sea levels, salination of underground water, and extreme weather events. The government of the Maldives and the UN Development Programme are working together to help Maldivians adapt to climate change, but it takes global actions to tackle the root cause of it.
Goal #13 aims to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It calls for the international community to strengthen resilience to climate-related hazards and integrate climate change measures into national policies.