This paper presents a case study of traditional and contemporary settlement patterns of Majuro, and discusses its vulnerability to storm surges. The paper shows that the application of traditional knowledge extends to the realm of urban planning and that, in fact, ignoring this traditional knowledge as expressed in preWorld War II settlement patterns, exposes urban development to increased flood hazards, a risk which may exact a price too high in life and property.
A record of total power generation (kWh or MWh) and demand in Marshall Islands from 2009 - 2012. The decrease in energy consumption shows that the community and government initiatives to promote energy efficiency are effective. Data herein are elaborated further on page 114 of the SOE, 2016.
This legal review has been written to provide an overview of the legal aspects of environmental management issues facing the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), steps that have been taken to tackle these issues and the weaknesses and gaps that remain.
RMI Protected Areas data from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), downloaded August 2019. This dataset includes both tables and spatial data.
Republic of the Marshall Islands national strategy for coordinated action to achieve nuclear justice. The strategy is comprised of 5 pillars; Compensation, Health, Environment, National Capacity, and Education.
The RMI NAP process commenced after the 2050 Climate Strategy for RMI was published in September 2018. The 2050 Climate Strategy dealt mainly with mitigation issues with emissions targets for the Nationally Determined Contributions but also called for the urgent development of a National Adaptation Plan to provide for a balanced dialogue on RMI priorities for mitigation activity for reducing emissions and adaptation activity for addressing the potentially critical impacts of climate change.
GIS layer files used to create Maps showing wave-inundation and heavy rainfall flood risk for communities in Ebeye; Bouj, Mwonkubok, Mwonnin, Tobikle, Guugeegue, Santo, and Ebadon.
GIS layer files used to create Maps showing wave-inundation and heavy rainfall flood risk for communities in Ebeye-KWAJ; Bouj, Mwonkubok, Mwonnin, Tobikle, Guugeegue, Santo, and Ebadon. Other data files, such as electricity lines, poles, and transformers were used as other hazards that might contribute to flooding. Data shared by Giardino et. al., MEC John Aikuj, IOM, Ebeye Community