In accordance with directives agreed by Cabinet, supported through the office of the Chief Secretary, the Micronesian Center for Sustainable Transport (MCST) convened a 2-day National Transport Consultative Workshop for the government of RMI on Wednesday 15th December. The workshop was held at the USP Majuro Campus, attended by national stakeholders and international partners involved in development activities in the Marshall Islands. The stakeholder review of Rebbelib 2050, was one of the key agenda items of Day 1 which has been drafted to set the scene for an active national transport decarbonization strategy. Updates will be made available in the coming days.
Satellite view of Antarctica with the Thwaites glacier marked in red. Photograph: Universal Images Group/UIG/Getty Images
Guardian reports scientists alarm on the great cracks and fissures had opened up both on top of and underneath the Thwaites glacier, one of the biggest in the world, and it was feared that parts of it, too, may fracture and collapse possibly within five years or less. Click here to read full article here.
Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister for RMI, Hon. Minister Nemra resounded the importance of decarbonisation of the transport sector, given that one in ten ships sail under the RMI flag. Backed with the Pacific Blue Partnership Project and using blended finance as a catalyst for the transition, Minister reiterated reasons why they have to act now. Click here to read full statement.
On Monday, 22nd November, Climate Home News documents the first test of the Glasgow summit commitments into real actions at this weeks IMO meeting with an illustration from Marshall Islands' President, David Kabua, making his views known. Read here
Source: Climate Home News. A container ship passes underneath Oakland bridge (Photo: Caribb/MOL)