Powering The Federated States of Micronesia to an Exciting Future!
FSM is highly exposed to the ravages of Climate Change, including sea level rises, increased ocean acidification, more frequent droughts, flooding, and Hurricanes; The FSM has developed policies that will help to mitigate Climate Change by significantly reducing the importation and the burning of Fossil Fuels, improving the efficiency of Energy utilisation, Increasing the adoption of renewable energy both into the state utility grids and in remote island locations, and ensure the implementation of the FSM Energy Master Plan.
An important objective of the Master Plan is to provide 24/7 reliable and sustainable electricity to all households and communities. By demonstrating FSM’s strong stance on Climate Change, it has highlighted the potential peril Pacific Ocean Nations will experience by the end of this century if global temperature rises are not constrained to less than 1.5oC by 2050. FSM faces a significant challenge of delivering electricity to people living on outer islands. At present, there is significant social and economic divide: people living on the four main islands enjoy almost universal access to the main electricity grids. By contrast, people on outer islands and in outlying communities have none. FSM is witnessing the effects of man-made Climate Change and bearing the financial impacts of these changes.