Tourists visiting the island nation of Maldives could help the country reach its carbon neutral goal by 2020, raising up to $100 million with a voluntary tax, according to President Mohamed Waheed.
In 2009 the president outlined a plan for the island to become the world’s first carbon neutral country by 2020. The former administration to which Waheed served as vice president had proposed a $3 tax on tourists to help fund the plan, but Waheed said the country now preferred a voluntary tax. "We have proposed the idea of a voluntary fund for air travelers coming to the Maldives. Even if each tourist contributed $10, that's $10 million (a year) for us and a substantial contribution to the carbon neutral program," he told Reuters.
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