Environmental Advocate Maldives
Commonwealth Point of Light 174. Maeed Mohamed Zahir
Maeed Mohamed Zahir, representing Maldives, is an environmental advocate who has over a decade experience of voluntary service supporting young people and environmental conservation, and is passionate about sustainable development, climate change, disaster risk reduction and resilience.
He is currently Commissioner for the Youth Programme at the Scouts Association of Maldives, and has been involved in a number of international events and campaigns relating to the Scouts Movement. Maeed has been committed to sustainable development and environmental conservation through voluntary work with ‘EcoCare Maldives’, one of the leading environmental NGOs based in the country, and ‘Earth Hour Maldives’. He has previously been closely involved with the Scout Association of Maldives, one of the largest youth-NGOs based in the Maldives, and currently leads Programmes and Services at the Maldivian Red Crescent. Has a background in Environment and Earth Sciences. He was recognised by the Government of Maldives with a National Award of Recognition for contributions in Social Services, Youth Empowerment, Social work and Charity work in 2020.
“We live in unprecedented times; the Climate Crisis has struck the paradise I call home. Climate Change is no longer a distant reality, it is very much a current disaster, not only faced by small island nations but it has consequences across the globe. Its implications are severed and irreversible. Without urgent and unprecedented action from all of us from all corners of the planet we cannot survive as a species. Every little action matters. Our actions matter. We must all work towards united actions individually, as groups, as communities and as nations to tackle and avert the climate catastrophe. I call on all fellow volunteers, our leaders and citizens of the world to take bold steps to achieve climate resilience.”