RMI and Solomon Islands, with support from Pacific high ambition delegations, is pressing IMO to agree to adopt zero by 2050 targets in its Revised GHG Emission Reduction Strategy in 2023. We have also submitted a high ambition proposal for a universal, mandatory GHG levy on all international shipping with an entry price of $100 ton/CO2-e. It is imperative for 1.5 degrees that these are brought to the forefront of IMO negotiations now.
Ambassador Ishoda will convene a series of e-bwebwenato for high ambition folk to talk through these issues and discuss how we can aim for the highest possible ambition at IMO throughout 2021.
|Framing Presentation to e-bwebwenato #1 20 May 2021||Framing Presentation to e-bwebwenato #2 13 June 2021|
Update: 28 July, 2021.
Third e-Bwebwenato (e-Talanoa) Session for Framing Ambition for MEPC77. Theme: Coral and Ice
The 3rd Bwebwenato (e-Talanoa) session for the “Coral and Ice” theme to address the dying of coral reefs in the ocean and presence of black carbon in the Arctic was hosted by Ambassador Albon Ishoda of the Marshall Islands Embassy in Suva, Fiji. The session was designed to talanoa about the survival of coral reefs and emission reduction of black carbon at the IMO.
The Coral theme was introduced (click here for presentation) together with video played on "Rise: From One Island To Another" by two indigenous poets - one from the Marshall Islands (Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner) and another from Greenland (Aka Niviâna) - meet at the source of our rising seas to share a moment of solidarity. The Ice theme was presented by ICC (click here for presentation) and CAA.
The 4th e-Bwebwenato(e-Talanoa) is expected to be held at the end of August, 2021.
Update: 9th September, 2021
The theme for the 4th e-Bwebwebnato Session is the Final Ambition and Equity (click here for Presentation). Read more at Equity and equitable transition: In a world of Shipping decarbonisation (mcst-rmiusp.blogspot.com)