Royal Island All-Inclusive Premium Resort raises awareness on World Zero Emission Day

26th September 2021

September 21st 2021 marked an important day in sustainability efforts worldwide. This day is Zero Emissions Day, with the sole purpose to give our planet a break from fossil fuels and the damaging effects they have on the atmosphere. This encompasses greenhouse gasses, polluting substances, micro particles and other substances that are harming our planet. The importance of Zero Emissions Day is paramount because it aims to encourage the use of renewable energy sources, as opposed to fossil fuels.

Villa Hotels and Resorts believe in the power of change and raising awareness for future generations in order to work towards a better future. We recognize the collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and pledge support for a sustainable future and the reduction of emissions. Every small action makes a big change. On World Zero Emission Day, Royal Island All-Inclusive Premium Resort introduced several effective steps including turning off the Air conditioners and lights on the island for the day. In a continued commitment to reduce the carbon foot print, the resort plans to repeat this energy saving initiative in the upcoming days. Proving to save a considerable amount of energy and reduce total emissions, this small act when multiplied can have a big effect across the country and even worldwide. In addition, Royal Island All-Inclusive Premium Resort held a team volleyball activity on the island to bring everyone together in a collective effort to make a change while enjoying a beach activity which does not require electrical energy or emissions.

Unless nations, especially wealthy nations commit to tackling emissions now, the world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7 degrees of heating by the end of the century. We must act now in order to save our planet. Worldwide, we need a 45 per cent cut in emissions by 2030, to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century. The technology does exist for countries to reach net zero and it is affordable. It is evident that every country must play their part in taking action to reduce the world’s emissions.

As part of the Maldives climate commitment, president Mohamed Solih declared at the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit that Maldives could achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 with intentional support and assistance. The Maldives is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and building climate resilience is a high priority. President Mohamed Solih stated that such an ambitious goal to achieve net-zero emissions could only be achieved if the International community consistently provided the technical and financial assistance to vulnerable countries such as Maldives. The sustainable development goals in the Maldives are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future.

Valuing the very diverse and extremely fragile natural systems that form the Maldives is imperative for the future and the Maldives core industries. Recognizing the importance and conserving precious resources starts from small steps which can lead to a greater impact nationally. Villa Hotels & Resorts aim to activate successful planning and consistent effective methods to pave the way forward to a sustainable future.

About Villa Hotels & Resorts

Villa Hotels & Resorts collection of award-winning resorts in the Maldives archipelago includes the adventurous and family-friendly Sun Island Resort & Spa, the All-Inclusive Premium Royal Island Resort & Spa located in the protected waters of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the romantic and luxurious Paradise Island Resort & Spa. Created exclusively for the adventure and luxury market, Villa Hotels & Resorts mission is to create breathtaking moments, extraordinary journeys and lead with exceptional hospitality in each of the iconic islands located in stunning atolls in the Indian Ocean. Celebrated for their spectacular natural beauty, signature experiences and personalized exploration, Villa Hotels & Resorts invite guests to live the adventure with unlimited activities, innovative experiences and authentic culinary journeys for the soul. Discover magical island locations to celebrate life and create unforgettable moments with loved ones on the ultimate barefoot island adventure. More information about Villa Hotels & Resorts is available at www.villahotels.com