ADB Law and Policy Reform Program
Asian Development Bank

Marshall Islands' 2020 Paris Agreement Nationally Determined Contribution Update

The Update to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution provides sectoral enhancements in relation to its predecessor, endeavoring to reflect the highest possible ambition despite current limitations from the circumstances. RMI submits that it stands by its 2050 long term low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development strategy under the Paris Agreement to achieve its objectives of net zero emissions by 2050 and renewable energy towards which this document is intended as a critical next step. The update underscores RMI's efforts to reduce emissions from the domestic shipping sector in order to help RMI achieve its economy-wide NDC target of reducing emissions at least 45% below 2010 levels by 2030. The transport sector (land and sea combined) in RMI is considered to contribute approximately 12% to total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. RMI is committed to reducing GHG emissions from domestic shipping 40% below 2020 levels by 2030 and full decarbonization of the sector by 2050.