The Republic of Kiribati is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean that comprises 32 coral atolls and one raised coral island. Kiribati has an extensive Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 3,550,000 square kilometres, making it one of the largest EEZ’s in the Pacific. Approximately 60% of Kiribati’s population of over 110,000 reside on the South and North Tarawa islands with around 6,500 people residing on Kiritimati island – this represents the largest population centres in Kiribati. The remaining population is divided between twenty other populated islands.
Kiribati is one of the most vulnerable countries to the adverse impacts of climate change. Sea water inundation and erosion are frequent impacts of climate change impacting key areas of land. During extreme weather events, Storm surges and tidal waves contaminate the fresh groundwater lens which is vital for the population’s water security.
Kiribati commits to reduce emissions by: 13.7% by 2025 and 12.8% by 2030 compared to a BaU projection. In addition to these quantified outcomes, Kiribati will proactively protect and sustainably manage its mangrove resources, as well as protect and enhance coastal vegetation and seagrass beds. Together these actions represent effective stewardship of more than 6 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide stored, more than 100 times the current annual national emissions inventory
On the understanding that a global agreement addresses international assistance to access financial and technical resources, Kiribati can, with international assistance, contribute a further: 48.8% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025; and 49% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to the BaU projection. With appropriate international assistance, Kiribati can reduce its emissions by more than 60% (61.8%) by 2030.
Cross-cutting areas, disaster risk management (DRM), energy, health and transport
Energy sector: power and transport, maritime and coastal sector including mangrove, coastal vegetation and seagrass beds
Activity Implementation Year
The NDC Hub is working with the Government of Kiribati on developing its NDC Implementation Roadmap, investment Plans and Project Pipelines.
Contact details in-country team
Mr Ikam Moaniba
Secretary, Office of the Beretitenti
Office of Te Beretitenti (OB)
email: [email protected]
Tel: +686 75021183
The Regional Pacific NDC Hub is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of United Kingdom, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand.