To date, Kiribati does not have any climate change related laws.

Kiribati Climate Change Policy ( 2018 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

The Kiribati Climate Change Policy is based on seven fundamental principles: Safeguarding communities and the country as a whole from the adverse impacts of climate change and disasters and ensuring a safe and resilient Kiribati with a healthy environment for all Mainstreaming climate change and disaster risk reduction into development planning, policies, strategies, sector plans,…read more

Kiribati Development Plan 2016-19 ( 2016 )

Kiribati's Development Plan 2016-19 describes climate change as "the long term issue that threatens the sustainability of economic development in Kiribati" and includes climate change adaptation as one of the guiding principles of the plan. Strategies to improve climate change adaptation include increasing the number of government programs to assist with adaptation measures and planting…read more

Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management 2014-2023 ( 2014 / Adaptation Framework )

This document aims at identifying an integrated set of specific actions and measures to increase the country's resilience to climate change and associated risks in different sectors. It is designed to complement the National Disaster Risk Management Plan and the National Framework for Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation. By identifying tangible, on-the-ground actions for…read more

Climate Change and Climate Risk Communications Strategy 2014-2018 ( 2013 )

The overarching goal of Kiribati's Climate Change and Climate Risk Communications Strategy 2014-2018 is "to highlight the priority communications goals in terms of climate change and climate risk in Kiribati, and to provide mechanisms and resources to enhance and encourage collaboration and cooperation in these areas." It outlines seven strategy components the government intends to utilize…read more

National Framework for Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation ( 2013 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This framework is primarily designed to tackle three issues that Kiribati face: rising sea levels, increasing sea – surface temperatures and changes to weather patterns. The framework focuses on mitigation efforts, integration of mitigation and adaptation efforts into national planning and institutional capacity, external financial and technical assistance, population and resettlement, governance and services, and…read more

Kiribati Integrated Environment Policy ( 2012 )

The core vision of the integrated environment policy (KIEP) is that "the people of Kiribati continue to enjoy a safe and healthy environment that is resilient to the impacts of global climate change and supports livelihoods, human health and sustainable development”. KIEP is intented to serve as the framework document through which, activities carried out…read more

National Disaster Risk Management Plan ( 2012 )

The main purpose of Kiribati's National Disaster Risk Management Plan is to provide a framework for effective disaster planning and execution within a DRM structure, where the outcomes of planning are reflected in a sustainable development environment. The plan links together DRM, DRR, and climate change adaptation as part of what it envisions to be…read more

National Sanitation Policy ( 2010 )

Kiribati's National Sanitation Policy aims to deliver "effective sanitation for healthy communities, environments and sustainable development." One of the priority issues for sanitation that this policy addresses concerns the impacts of climate change on sanitation in Kiribati. In particular, the policy states that the government of Kiribati will undertake to assess the impacts of climate…read more

National Energy Policy ( 2009 )

This document sets the government's energy policy. Sustainability, environmental protection and good governance are among the key principles to guide the policy. It emphasises on energy efficiency and conservation, and renewable energy.…read more

National Water Resources Policy and Implementation Plan ( 2008 )

Kiribati's National Water Resources Policy and Implementation Plan deals first and foremost with the impacts of climate change on water supply. It outlines three concrete policy goals, as well as seven, more specific policy objectives. The goals are to (1) provide safe, socially equitable, financially, technically and environmentally sustainable water supplies to enhance the welfare…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

13.7% reduction in GHG emissions by 2025 and 12.8% by 2030 compared to a BAU projection

Economy Wide | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: business as usual scenario

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Agriculture

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Energy

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Renewable Energy targets (23%-100%) for individual islands by 2025

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2025

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Energy efficiency targets (20%-22%) for individual islands by 2025

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2025

Source: NDC

Environment

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Transportation

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
To date, Kiribati does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 8 May, 2017