Micronesian colonists gradually settled the Marshall Islands during the 2nd millennium BC, with inter-island navigation made possible using traditional stick charts. Islands in the archipelago were first explored by Europeans in the 1520s, with Spanish explorer Alonso de Salazar sighting an atoll in August 1526. Other expeditions by Spanish and English ships followed. The islands derive their name from British explorer John Marshall, who visited in 1788. The islands were historically known by the inhabitants as "jolet jen Anij" (Gifts from God).
DUBAI--Governments launched new initiatives on Saturday to bolster clean energy and to wean themselves off fossil fuels at the U.N ... climate summit decision, to make it a global goal ...The pledge can't greenwash countries that are simultaneously expanding fossil fuel production," said Tina Stege, Climate Envoy for the MarshallIslands ... NUCLEAR NUDGE ... .
WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S., EU and UK are pressuring Liberia, the MarshallIslands and Panama to increase oversight of ships carrying their flags to ensure they do not transport Russian oil sold above the price cap, a source who has seen the communications to the countries said on Friday.
Panama, the MarshallIslands and Liberia have allowed some of these tankers to fly their flags, analysts said, reported Reuters ... About 40 percent of the roughly 535 tankers in the dark fleet are owned by companies registered in the Marshall Islands, according to data analytics firm Lloyd’s ListIntelligence.
Western states are pressuring Liberia, the MarshallIslands, and Panama to boost checks of ships sailing under their flags to ensure they are not used to help Russia bypass sanctions, Reuters reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter ... READ MORE. US vows to halve Russia’s energy revenues by 2030 ... .
Reuters news service reported that former MarshallIslandsPresidentHilda Heine resigned in a letter to the COP28’s president, al-Jaber, saying reports alleging the UAE planned to use the conference to discuss possible fossil fuel and other commercial deals were "deeply ...
Some 117 governments pledged to triple the world's renewable energy capacity by 2030 at the UN's COP28 climate summit, as a route to cut the share of fossil fuels in the world's energy production ...The pledge can't greenwash countries that are simultaneously expanding fossil fuel production," said Tina Stege, Climate Envoy for the MarshallIslands ... .
"What a backward position that an island that is part of the PacificIslandForum that should understand the challenges that we're facing," Whipps Jr said ... "We rely on New Zealand to stand up strong with the island countries" ... "We have MarshallIslands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, all their islands are less than two metres above water.