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Low Carbon Sea Transport

As of: June 2020

Objective and activities

The Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) NDCs include emission reductions from transport. Fossil fuels for transport are a major part of RMI’s import balance. The project will in a two-phased approach contribute to reducing GHG emissions from shipping by supporting RMI to meet its NDC targets. In response to RMI’s framework for transition to low carbon transport, and with the Micronesian Sustainable Transport Centre, emissions and economics of the domestic fleet will be assessed; low carbon technologies for intra and inter-atoll shipping trialed; and education and training provided. Policy support to Government will be provided throughout both phases, including strengthening the High Ambition Coalition, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other committees. By testing innovative technology the project will stimulate further action towards emission reduction in low-carbon sea transport, within RMI, the Micronesian region, and other Small Island Developing States.

State of implementation/results

  • In August 2018, the "Management and Technical Advisory Committee"" (MTAC) of the project was founded in Majuro.
  • In the same month, a planning workshop was held with project partners, members of the GIZ and international experts. It was decided that the project would implement measures on the topics of inside atoll transport, logistics, training, upscaling, and high-level policy support.

Project data

Marshall Islands

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Marshall Islands, Ministry of Transport and Communications - Marshall Islands, Office of the Chief Secretary - Marshall Islands
  • Hochschule Emden Leer (HEL),University of the South Pacific (USP),Waan Aelõñ in Majel (WAM)

BMU grant:
1.783.000,00 €

06/2017  till  12/2022


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