Low Carbon Sea Transport Marshall Islands

Transitioning to Low Carbon Sea Transport in the Republic of Marshall Islands

The project supports the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) in delivering its Nationally Determined Contributions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The project uses baseline data on the GHG emissions and energy efficiency of domestic ships to come up with climate-friendly solutions. These include the development and pilot-testing of low-carbon propulsion technologies in cooperation with partners, together with the education and training of ship crew and researchers, as well as the use of modern energy-efficient sailing technologies and of renewable energy.

The outputs of the project will be shared with other Pacific island countries and with countries in other parts of the world, in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and other international organizations and fora.

Policy support for low-carbon sea transport is also extended to the RMI Government, including in the context of international climate negotiations.