Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Archipelago of Maldives

The archipelago of Maldives is threatened by a possible flood of the ocean because of climate changes. It has decided to impose a green tax to all tourists come to enjoy its white sandy beaches and its maldivian resorts.
By asking a tax of $ 3 per day, the Maldives hopes to become the first carbon neutral nation, within 10 years. In March, the Maldivian government has announced its intention to replace fossil fuels by renewable energies on the resort islands. With an average of 700 000 tourists staying on average of three days in the islands, the Maldives could earn 6.3 million U.S. annually to fund this project.