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Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands are a sprawling chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines. In the northwest, Bikini Atoll’s largely undisturbed waters, used as a ship graveyard after World War II, are now a popular wreck dive site. Near Majuro Atoll, which holds the islands' capital and largest settlement, the coral reef at Kalalin Pass teems with marine life.

Incumbent CVF Chair

Member since: 2015

 

Capital

Majuro

Population (2015)

58,791

GNI Per Capita (2016)

$182,613.5

Emissions Per Capita (2014)

28.334 tons

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National Focal Points

Ms. Maybelline A. Bing

SECRETARY OF FINANCE

Ministry of Finance

Mr. Clarence Samuel

DIRECTOR

Office of the President

Mr. Kaveh Guilanpour

CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISOR

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Climate Vulnerability Level and actions

0 Average

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Adaptation: Priority Areas:

1) communities’ livelihoods and infrastructure from sea-level rise, sea surges, typhoons and rainfall intensity;

2) Water and food security issues from changing rainfall patterns and ocean acidification;

3) Health issues from rising temperatures and prolonged drought periods, as well as the potential for increasing peak wind speeds and changes to ocean circulation patterns.

Reduce GHG emissions by 32% (in relation to GHG emissions BAU levels (2010)) by 2025 and reduce GHG emissions by 45% (in relation to GHG emissions BAU levels (2010)) by 2030 conditional to external support in the sectors of energy, transport and waste.

Adaptation: Priority Areas:

1) communities’ livelihoods and infrastructure from sea-level rise, sea surges, typhoons and rainfall intensity;

2) Water and food security issues from changing rainfall patterns and ocean acidification;

3) Health issues from rising temperatures and prolonged drought periods, as well as the potential for increasing peak wind speeds and changes to ocean circulation patterns.

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