The BBC says 2020 is when the country will eliminate their carbon footprint.
There is a growing consensus that, unless the world takes drastic action to slash carbon pollution, warming will tip beyond man’s control, unleashing unprecedented global catastrophe.
This is why, on 15 March this year, the Maldives announced its plans to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country in ten years. Our oil-fired power stations will be replaced with solar, wind and biomass plants; our waste will be turned into clean electricity through pyrolysis technology; and a new generation of boats will slash marine transport pollution. By 2020, the use of fossil fuels will be virtually eliminated in the Maldivian archipelago.