Maldives Tourists to be Charged Climate Tax
The Maldives, which aims to be the first carbon-neutral nation in the world, will begin charging tourists a climate tax. Vacationers to this Indian Ocean archipelago will pay $3 a day. The money will be used for renewable energy projects in the Maldives. President Nasheed has also proposed a relocation fund for residents of the island should rising oceans due to climate change obliterate the nation.
Via: The New York Times
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at September 15, 2009 1:35 AM