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Marshall Islands

  • How battling climate change helped the Marshall Islands fight Covid-19

    June 10, 2020

    By Republic of the Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Casten Nemra and Environment Minister Christopher Loeak While Covid-19 has now been confirmed in over 200 countries, here in The Republic of the Marshall Islands, we remain one of a diminishing number of countries that have prevented the virus from reaching our shores. The reason? Because our […]

  • New kids book calls for nuclear justice on World Ocean Day

    June 10, 2020

    In commemorating World Ocean Day, a new children’s book was launched to celebrate the history and journey of nuclear justice in the Marshall Islands. Elimoñdik is the first in a new series of children’s books by author, Brooke Takala, from the Marshall Islands. It is a story told to two young boys, Ahti and Aapo, of […]

  • Tropical cyclone season officially over

    May 12, 2020

    Eight tropical cyclones crossed the Exclusive Economic Zones of the South Pacific this 2019 – 2020 tropical cyclone season that officially ended in April.  In Meteorological terms, this is known as a ‘near normal’ season. Tropical Cyclones Rita, Sarai, Tino, Uesi, Vicky, Wasi, Gretel and Harold wreaked havoc across the Pacific islands highlighting the need […]

  • Marshall Islands, Suriname, Norway upgrade climate plans before COP26

    February 11, 2020

    The Marshall Islands, Suriname and Norway have submitted plans for tougher action to tackle climate change before a five-year milestone of the Paris Agreement in 2020, with almost 200 others ignoring an informal 09 February deadline. Together the three countries account for about 0.1% of world emissions. The Marshall Islands, which says its 53,000 citizens […]

  • Pacific island nations at COP25 in Madrid. Photo by Allan Jay Quesada

    Pacific island nations at the climate talks: Leave no one behind

    December 12, 2019

    Describing climate change as one of the greatest threats to their survival, leaders of the sinking countries in the Pacific region urged the international community at the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) to urgently act and avert climate crisis. “ We are clearly on the frontline of climate change. They are realities for countries in […]

  • US$29 million allocated for new seawall along Ebeye oceanside coastline

    October 23, 2019

    Marshall Islands President Dr Hilda Heine has announced a US$29 million funding partnership with the World Bank to design and build a new seawall on Ebeye in the RMI, in a major boost in the fight against climate change. President Heine said even more funding could be allocated to this “very important project” depending on […]

  • Pacific lead in Waste Management

    October 22, 2019

    The Pacific region is the focus of cooperative waste management projects, including innovative recycling programmes, which are beginning to resolve long-standing waste problems in the region. This was revealed byKenichiro Koiwa of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Environmental Management Group during a presentation to journalists at the JICA Head Office in Tokyo Monday. The […]

  • Marshall Islands declares climate crisis

    October 11, 2019

    The Marshall Islands has declared a national climate crisis. The country’s Nitijela, or Parliament, last month passed a resolution making the fight against climate change its top priority. Resolution 83, made public today, says the Marshall Islands continues to struggle to finance a response to the climate crisis. Passed by the Nitijela on 26 September, […]