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As of: January 2018

Transitioning to Low Carbon Sea Transport

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 reduction of greenhouse gas 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 for the negotiations at UNFCCC, 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

  • Workshop to plan project activities in August 2017 with participation of minister of transport Thomas Heine, minister of education Wilbur Heine and German Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke.

Project data

Marshall Islands

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

Partner institution(s):
Hochschule Emden Leer (HEL),University of the South Pacific (USP),Waan Aelõñ in Majel (WAM)

BMUB grant:
€ 9,500,000

06/2017 till 05/2022


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