The second National Climate Change Dialogue saw a good turnout from the government, private sector, and community.
The two-day conference, held at the International Conference Center, opened with remarks from President Hilda Heine who reiterated the RMI’s role in global climate leadership and focused on three areas: adaptation, mitigation, and building resilience.
“Going forward, we have to take stock of where we are and where we need to be,” Heine stated. With this in mind, the country is seeking a long-term pathway to achieve its ambitious objective of achieving zero carbon emissions, she added.
Chief Secretary Ben Graham underlined this, reviewing the country’s instrumental role in the Paris agreement. It will once again be in the center of the climate change fight with its upcoming role as chairman of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, which will bring together 48 countries highly vulnerable to climate change later this month.
Read more about this in the August 3, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.