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A floating city is being built in the Maldives to fight climate change

A floating city is being built in the Maldives to fight climate change

In a lagoon, just 10 minutes by boat from Male, the capital of the Maldives, a floating city is being built, large enough to accommodate 20,000 people.

The city will consist of 5,000 floating units including homes, restaurants, shops and schools, with canals crossing in the middle. The first units will be unveiled this month, with residents starting to move in early 2024 and the entire city will be completed by 2027.

A floating city is being built in the Maldives to fight climate change

The project is not intended as an experiment or a futuristic vision: it is being constructed as a practical solution to the harsh reality of sea level rise.

An archipelago with 1,190 low-lying islands, the Maldives is one of the world most vulnerable to climate change. Eighty percent of its land surface is less than a meter above sea level and with levels projected to rise to one meter by the end of the century, almost the entire country could be submerged in water.


But if a city swims, it can rise by the sea. This is the "new hope" for more than half a million Maldives.