Four new ambassadors’ met with President Anote Tong last Monday to present their Letters of Credence as accredited Ambassadors’ to the Republic of Kiribati.
A contract for Rain Water Harvesting Works was signed between the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU) and King Holdings Ltd. The provision of rainwater in North Tarawa is primarily aimed at trying to provide a reserve water supply for drought times.
The European Union has just announced a 23 million Euro grant for Kiribati, to develop Kiritimati Island in Kiribati and thereby also alleviating climate change threats.
Kiribati holds successful joint-side event with Taiwan at the margins of UNFCCC meeting in Lima, Peru
The Kiribati – ITRI joint side event at the COP20/CMP10 in Lima, Peru delivered an emotional but captivating climate change story to the full packed room of partners, COP20 delegates, and spectators.
Coalition of Low Lying Atoll Nations on Climate Change meets at sidelines of UNFCCC meeting in Lima, Peru
A meeting of the Coalition of Low Lying Atoll Nations on Climate Change, held at the busy sidelines of the ongoing UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru, met last week and has agreed on a road map to achieve three immediate major goals of the Coalition.
The Public Utilities Board (PUB) through the Kiribati Adaptation Program – Phase III (KAPIII) is now working with Posch and Partners Consulting Engineers (P&P) to do leak detection works, to improve water resource use and management on South Tarawa’s water transmission main. Water loss in the system is stated to be around 67% and the quality has decreased over the past years.
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.
A total of 7 landowners for Tabonibara and 11 for Nooto signed a voluntary land use agreement to declare their land for infiltration galleries which will be a reserve area for water.
Turning hand washing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into an ingrained habit could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention.
The People’s Climate March is about people from different communities standing in solidarity to show world leaders, that people are ready for action on Climate Change.