Aerial view of a fin-shaped island among bright blue and turquoise seas.

Maldives

At a Glance

The Asia Regional Mission serves Burma, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Maldives is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the impacts of climate change. An archipelago of 1,200 islands no higher than one meter above mean sea level, Maldives is highly susceptible to sea level rise and damage from extreme weather events. These threats are exacerbated by human activity that damages the country's coral reef systems, leading to reduced fish populations, beach erosion, and saltwater intrusion into freshwater tables. More than half of Maldives' greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy sector.

    Funding and Key Indicators


    USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $5 Million

    Adaptation

    $2 Million

    Clean Energy

    $1.5 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $1.5 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    391,404 (2020)

    GHG Emissions Growth

    4.07%

    % Forested Area

    33.2%

    Small Island Developing State

    Yes

    Climate Change Information