01 Aug '11, 1am

"We're small but we matter" - Marshall Island youth rising up to fight #climate change: #350ppm #MovingPlanet

"We're small but we matter" - Marshall Island youth rising up to fight #climate change: #350ppm #MovingPlanet

There are few places more remote or expensive to get to than the Republic of the Marshall Islands . As a nation of atolls in the central Pacific ocean, there's little ground between the population of 68,000 and the ocean. Like Kiribait and Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change impacts - such as drought, water scarcity, increased intensity of cyclones and of course sea-level rise. Recently, the RMI government has taken some bold moves internationally to put pressure on other countries to reduce emissions. Earlier this year in coalition with other Micronesian nations, they placed a landmark court case against the Czech Republic for its plans to expand an existing coal power plant. In what is the first example of cross-border climate litigation, Micronesian governments are claiming that as one of Europe's largest sources of emi...

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/were-small-we-matter

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