Centara Hotels and Resorts Maldives Goes Underwater to Mark International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2015
Maldives.net.mv – Centara Hotels and Resorts Maldives (Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives & Centara Rasfushi Resort & Spa Maldives) celebrated International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer 2015 and 30th Anniversary of Vienna Convention by holding an underwater symposium at the depth of 8 meter at a reef known as “Thoshihaa” (a nearby Reef of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives) on 16th of September 2015. The symposium pledged more emphasis & commitment by Centara Hotels & Resorts Maldives, on alignment with global resolutions to reduce carbon emissions. The symposium was concluded, after 10 (Ten) management officials from both properties of Centara Hotels and Resorts Maldives signed, a treaty to significantly reduce carbon emission in the next 6 years. This is an initiative by Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives.
On this treaty, Centara Hotels and Resorts Maldives declares to uphold the on-going support by Centara Hotels and resorts Maldives to protect the ozone layer, reduce the usage of carbon emission by implementing a plan of 6 (six) years and pledge to implement green technologies within the stated timeline.
Also, the treaty urges, all states and regional economic integration organizations and Maldives Tourism Industry to control their emissions of CFCs, inter alia in aerosols, by any means at their disposal, including controls on production or use, to the maximum extent practicable. Mr. Abdulla Mohamed Didi, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Environment and Mr. Sergio Arias, Resident Manager of Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives inaugurated the event. Officials from Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Tourism also attended the event