Transitioning to Low Carbon Sea Transport
As of: March 2019
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.