RMI ministries such as the Ministry of Transport, as well as other government departments, will benefit from the project by progressing towards meeting the country’s GHG emission reduction targets as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Private-sector ship operators will benefit from the project’s demonstration of more sustainable alternatives to imported fuels and from low-carbon alternatives for ship propulsion.
The people of the Marshall Islands and communities on the outer islands will benefit from better availability of cost-efficient sea transport.
Other Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will benefit from the project’s demonstration and economic & climate policy assessment of appropriate technological and operational options for reducing fossil fuel use.
RMI mariners, public servants, students, and researchers will benefit through enhanced capacity and increased opportunities for learning.
The project directly leads to reduced emissions and improved energy efficiency in sea transport, which contributes to achieving RMI’s NDC targets.
The reduced dependency of SIDS on imported fossil fuels will enhance the resilience of outer island communities and increase their economic opportunities through greater and more affordable connectivity.
Further long-term impacts may be better connectivity between the RMI islands, improvement of the local health situation, more jobs for seamen in inter- and intra-islands traffic, and general stimulation of economic development.
Through policy support and capacity development of the RMI government in international fora such as the UNFCCC and the IMO, RMI’s contribution to the High Ambition Coalition of developed and developing countries pushing for a legally binding global and ambitious deal on climate change will continue to gain global momentum.