SciDevNet, 9th October 2018

[NOUMEA] The Marshall Islands climate strategic plan to go carbon neutral by 2050 is also an environmental message and challenge to the world from this tiny Pacific nation that is responsible for less than 0.0001 per cent of global greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions.

The Marshall Islands is only the tenth country to submit a long-term plan to reduce carbon emissions to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change as required by the Paris Agreement.    

A new assessment of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released on 8 October, said limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented commitment from all countries to reduce carbon emissions.

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