a complete ban of toxic substances that harm the ozone layer scheduled
for the year 2020, the island nation will be halting its use of
hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) 20 years early according to the
international Montreal Protocol.
The country has already pledged
to be carbon neutral by this same date. Minister of Housing, Transport
and Environment Mohamed Aslam said, “Small island states can also be at
the frontline in the battle to save the planet.
Our decision to
phase out HCFCs and our declaration to go carbon neutral by 2020 will
demonstrate to the world our determination to save the planet for
A big bravo, Your Excellency and Maldives government
for your commitment to being part of the solution to climate change.
Blessed be such noble leadership as yours in restoring balance to our