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Climate Home News, 24th September 2018

The low-lying Marshall Islands released a comprehensive climate strategy to go carbon-neutral by 2050 on Monday, becoming the first island nation to do so.

Located close to the equator in the Pacific, the Marshall Islands consist of 1,156 islands and islets strewn across two million square kilometres in the ocean. They are one of the world’s most exposed nations to sea level rise, with an average elevation of just six feet above sea level.

In a statement, the government said its proposals paved the way for the Marshall Islands to increase their 2025 climate target before 2020.

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