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Micronesia

Federative (4 states)
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G77, SIDS, AOSIS
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·2022·UNFCCC

Updated Nationally Determined Contribution of the Federated States of Micronesia, Nationally Determined Contribution from Micronesia in 2022

·2017·Policy

The National Disaster Response Plan, adopted in 2017, provides for the establishment of national institutional arrangements for the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) government for responding to emergency and disaster events within the country.It includes arrangements for preparedness, monitoring for potential events and response at the national level to manage national...

·2016·UNFCCC

Micronesia (Federated State of) First NDC, Nationally Determined Contribution from Micronesia in 2016

  • 28% (unconditional) up to 35% (conditional) reduction in GHG emissions by 2025 compared to 2000Economy-wide: Economy Wide · Target year: 2025
  • 0.094 MtCO2e by 2025 | -35% emissions compared to 2000 level of 0.15 MtCO2e by 2025Energy: Energy: General · Target year: 2025
  • 50% increase in energy efficiency by 2020 against a 2012 baselineEnergy: Energy Efficiency · Target year: 2020Source: Energy Policy
  • 20% energy loss reduction from production by 2015 against a 2012 baselineEnergy: Energy Efficiency · Target year: 2015Source: Energy Policy
  • 30% renewables of total energy production by 2020Energy: Renewable Energy · Target year: 2020Source: Energy Policy

Legislative Process

The Federated States of Micronesia (“FSM”) is a constitutional government in free association with the US. Its four states are Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap. The FSM has a unicameral congress, which has 14 members elected by popular vote. Four senators, representing the four states, serve for a four-year term. Ten senators, who are elected for two-year terms, represent single-member districts based on population. The last election was held in March 2015, the next is expected for 2017. The congress elects the president and vice-president from among the four state-based senators, for a four-year executive term. Special elections are held in order to fill their congressional seats. The cabinet is appointed. The president and vice-president are supported by an appointed cabinet. There are no formal political parties.

The Constitution states that in order to become a law, a bill must pass two readings on separate days. The first reading must pass with two thirds of all members. On the final vote, each state delegation must cast one vote, and the bill will pass if it gains two thirds of the votes of the delegations. The bill is then presented to the president for approval. If the president does not return the bill with any objections to Congress within 10 days, the bill becomes a law. Bills may have but one subject, and provisions outside the title of the law are void.