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)
Rosi Doviverata reports of Fiji Prime Minister's announcement during the Ocean Panel discussion at the COP 26 Glasgow summit.
“Fiji’s actions and ambitions show what we expect of the world,” Bainimarama said. “First, we need clarity on how parties will improve sustainability when it comes to the management of their marine resources,”...“Next, we must scale up the innovation and technology needed to harness ocean energy as a means to drive a low carbon transition.” Mr Bainimarama urged world leaders to note that ocean ecosystem protection, as part of our collective climate action, could spark the most rapid and impactful transformation towards net-zero economies. Read here