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Maldives: Resettlement

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jesse sutton

on 16 April 2010

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Transcript of Maldives: Resettlement

Maldives Resettlement Plan: Development in Australia - Located in Indian Ocean, SW of Sri Lanka

- Approximate population = 400, 000 (2009)

- Lowest lying inhabited country
- Average ground level = 1.5 metres above sea level - "We do not want to leave the Maldives, but we also do not want to be climate refugees living in tents for decades.” – Mohamed Nasheed –Maldives President - United Nations Listings:
Small Island Development States
Least Developed Countries - Purchasing new land for development - North Australia - Timor Sea
Hermite Island
Melville Island - Integrated housing tenures/uses
- Culturally reflective design
- Durable fishing sector
- Cultivable land for agriculture
- Prominent tourism capabilities
- Resilience to natural disasters
Sustainable Development Model - bearable, viable, equitable -
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