Kiribati is a LDC SIDS with limited resources that will nonetheless commit to reduce emissions by 13.7% by 2025 and 12.8% by 2030 compared to a BAU projection. Kiribati also included a section on adaptation, which includes descriptions of Kiribati's vulnerability to climate change, adaptation programs and actions, means of implementation for mitigation and adaptation. A conditional reduction commitment is also communicated in the INDC.
The objective of the Pacific Aviation Investment Project for East Asia and Pacific is to improve operational safety and oversight of international air transport infrastructure. This regional project was prepared covering the Republic of Kiribati, Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu.
The objective of the Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project for Kiribati is to contribute to reducing Kiribati's dependence on imported petroleum for power generation in order to improve energy security and to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from diesel fuel use for grid electricity supply in Kiribati. The project has three components. The first component is investment in grid connected solar photovoltaic equipment.
The per capita GDP of the Republic of Kiribati is quite low by international standards, and there are concerns about financial sustainability. Kiribati has a National Development Strategy for 2004-2007, ministry operational plans for each ministry, and a single year budget. Adaptation activities will be managed within the framework created by these documents. The Kiribati government has also approved a Climate Change Adaptation Policy and Strategy. All of these documents have been considered in preparing this National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA).
In 2011, UNICEF commissioned field research in Indonesia, Kiribati, Mongolia, Philippines and Vanuatu to determine if there were noticeable patterns and trends of climate change and disaster impacts on children. This regional report summarises the key findings from the studies and brings together published evidence, along with the perspectives of children, on the potential impact of climate change on children over the course of this century.
This report provides background information for fisheries projects in Kiribati that aim to build food security, improve artisanal livelihoods and strengthen community engagement in fisheries governance.