In 2005, Kiribati's CO2 emissions (other greenhouse gas data was not reported) were lower than any other country except one.

Per capita emissions that year were only 7% of the global average and less than 2% of U.S. per capita emissions. Low-carbon technologies in Kiribati are therefore more beneficial to promote development than to mitigate climate change.

With very little fossil fuel use and high susceptibility to climate climate effects, Kiribati is much more focused on adapting to rather than mitigating climate change.

Suset in Kiribati. Photo by Michael obyrne

Kiribati solar PV training on the way

Following major solar PV material supply contract, Laos-based Sunlabob has also been hired to provide technical training and capacity building for local engineers in Kiribati. Shifting Kiribati’s focus to reliable solar energy will provide a more secure and sustainable power source for the country’s people, President Anote Tong said.

His Excellency Anote Tong takes the stage in front before the other panelists, and the nation.

Wet weather fails to dampen public hearing spirits

Morning rain did not dampen the mood at Kiribati’s first-ever National High-Level Public Hearing on Climate Change at the nation’s capital on Friday.

His Excellency Anote Tong

Tong talks sustainability in India

President Anote Tong is a key speaker at this year’s Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in India.

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Island Reports

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The I-Kiribati people live with the sea regularly threatening their homes, particularly during king tides and storms both occuring with increased frequency.  Photo: Finn Frandsen, Politiken

A call to the world

Watch a very eloquent and powerful presentation of what Kiribati is facing, as its culture, lifestyle, and very sovereignty is under threat by climate change.