Marshall Islands: Zero Emissions by 2050

The Marshall Islands announced its commitment to cut greenhouse emissions to zero by 2050. The atoll-nation is the very first Pacific island state making such an ambitions announcement.

The shipping industry poses the main challenge to achieve this commitment. Shipping is known as one of the world’s biggest polluting industries.

In the Marshall Islands, like in many Pacific island states, shipping is often referred to as the ‘lifeline’ of islands remotely located from larger markets.

Cargo Ship in the Cook Islands, 2016