Effects

Although in most of the world there is some time to plan and prepare for climate change, Kiribati is the first to feel its effects as a direct threat to continued life in our country.

We are among the most vulnerable of the vulnerable. Even a marginal increase in sea levels will be disastrous for our country's future. It is doubtful that any other country feels the effects of climate change as much as we do, including those to agriculture, coastal erosion, the economy, citizens and their health and water supply.

In Kiribati, the entire nation faces real danger—our own survival is at stake as a people, as a unique and vibrant culture and as a sovereign nation.

MPWU presents during the Consultation Workshop to Buota and Bonriki villagers

Governance Roadmap on Water Reserves first workshop, complete

The critical state of the water reserves is likely to get more serious in the future as a result of the impacts of climate change on future rainfall / drought patterns, together with the population growth.

KIT Graduation photo of 2014

Kiribati students graduate with internationally- recognised qualifications

With dedication and commitment, obligation and expectations have come as a success to the 150 students of the Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT) who graduated with internationally-recognized qualifications

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Obama welcomes Kiribati diplomat

“We are doing what we can at the national level to address these challenges but Kiribati just cannot do it alone,” Ambassador Baaro said.


Sea wall in the village of Eita on the island of Tarawa. Photo: Justin McManus, The Age

Small islands’ commitment towards climate change

“The Pacific Islands are demonstrating real global leadership in our shared efforts to make a much-needed transition to a new era in energy use and production,” said Ban Ki-Moon.

Kiribati people depend on potable well water, this supply has been affected by climate change

Kiribati to Celebrate World Water Day

Kiribati will be celebrating World Water Day on Monday 24 March 2014. This year’s theme is ‘Water and Climate Change’.

Kiribati and Fiji Presidents and the First Ladies at the State House Mwaneaba

Fiji Supports Kiribati On Sea Level Rise

“You will not be refugees,” says Fijian President during state visit.


Mr Riibeta Abeta

I-Kiribati first international publication on climate change

Mr Riibeta Abeta becomes the first I-Kiribati single author on climate change.

Bikenibeu West students show off their water tower in the background

PUB water reticulation site survey, complete

Reducing leakage in the Tarawa reticulation system is a key priority for the Government of Kiribati.

Residents stand by the site of their former village, Tebunginako, now inundated by the sea.  Photo: Justin McManus, The Age.

Global Climate efforts to be renewed at Pacific Summit

International efforts to tackle global warming and rising seas will be a main focus during the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Majuro this week. A ‘Majuro declaration’ will be proposed calling for an urgent phase-down of greenhouse gas emissions.


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Government land purchase within grasp

Kiribati Government plan to purchase a piece of land in Vanua Levu has got the nod from the Fiji Islands Government, bringing Kiribati closer to its wish purchase land in Fiji.