Young women participated in the assembly, delivery and installation of solar powered lights, refrigerators and freezers on two atolls in the Marshall Islands. The young women independently learned how to master technical elements, assembly methods, and packing and delivery of the components across oceanic distances to remote islands. They also gained competency in the off-loading, re-assembly and installation of mechanical and electrical components.
This report describes how the Republic of the Marshall Islands relies on imported petroleum products for 90% of its primary energy supply but is looking to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix and achieve 100% electrification by 2020. The report explains how such an envisaged energy transformation requires greater use of off-grid solar power.
RMI commits to a quantified economy-wide target to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to 32% below 2010 levels by 2025.RMI communicates, as an indicative target, its intention to reduce its emissions of GHGs to 45% below 2010 levels by 2030.
This country profile synthesizes relevant data and information for disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change, and it is designed as a quick reference source for development practitioners to better integrate climate resilience in development planning and operations. Sections in the profile include a climate baseline and climate future; climate change impacts on natural hazard vulnerability; sectoral climate risk reduction recommendations; existing adaptation framework/strategy/policy and institutional setup; and research, data and information gaps.
On all islands in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) rainwater is the primary source of freshwater, putting the country at high risk from droughts. The water sector was therefore chosen by the RMI Government to benefit from the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project which has been working since 2008 to increase the country’s resilience to drought events. The island of Majuro was selected as the site for the project as it is the most densely populated area in the RMI.
This working paper summarises the findings from the provision of technical assistance to nine developing countries as they prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an agency of the United Nations that coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. Its headquarters are in the Gigiri neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. UNEP also has six regional offices and various country offices.