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Aminath Shauna

Board Member

Aminath Shauna served as the Maldives’ Minister of Environment, Climate Change, and Technology from 2021 to 2023, and as Policy Secretary at the President’s Office from 2018-2021.

During her time in office, Shauna spearheaded policies that led to a tripling of investments in renewable energy, a national phase out of single-use plastics, and a large expansion in the country’s network of protected areas, including coral reefs, sandbanks, uninhabited islands, mangroves, and surf breaks.

Shauna also led the Maldives’ delegation during UN climate talks, helping to position the country as a key global advocate for climate action.

She played an instrumental role in establishing an international fund to compensate countries affected by climate loss and damage. Shauna’s background is in environmental and human rights work, and she has helped to run a number of national election campaigns.

In 2020 she was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2023, Bloomberg named her as a ‘New Economy Catalyst’.


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