Kiribati is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and disasters. Its vulnerability is principally due to geological and physical features as well as inherent socio-economic characteristics. Climate change and disasters can have serious adverse impacts on the environment, the people of Kiribati and their livelihoods. According to climate change projections, these impacts will intensify over time. The Government of the Republic of Kiribati has taken note of this worrying trend. It has therefore considered measures to cope with these impacts as high priorities in its National Development Plan 2012–2015. The Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KJIP) has been developed to reduce the vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change and disaster risks and to coordinate priorities so that every single dollar spent will derive maximum value. This plan is consistent with the regional and international frameworks on climate change and disaster risk management that the Government of the Republic of Kiribati has ratified.
Government of Kiribati