National Disaster Act 1993 (No. 12 of 1993) ( 1994 )

Kiribati's National Disaster Act creates a government obligation to undertake measures to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. In order to accomplish this, the law establishes the country's National Disaster Council, as well as several other government offices, which are responsible for disaster risk management in the country.…read more

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.

Cross-Cutting Area

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

By 2018, at least 50% of KJIP Communications Plan activities will be implemented

Adaptation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

By 2015, Kiribati will increase awareness of villages and community sector by 25% compared with 2014 levels

Adaptation | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

By 2015, Kiribati will increase awareness of international community and development partners by 25% compared with 2014 levels

Adaptation | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

By 2015, at least two sector partnerships will be established and initiatives developed in Kiribati

Adaptation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

By 2016, at least three initiatives under Strategy 7 of KJIP will be coordinated

Adaptation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2016 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

By 2017, funding to support community-based awareness raising activities will be increased by 25% compared with 2014 levels

Adaptation | Base Year Target | Target year: 2017 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

By 2015, climate change related communication activities within line Ministries will increase by at least 30% compared with 2014 levels

Adaptation | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

BY 2015, Kiribati will increase international and regional media awareness of the KJIP by 30% compared with 2014 levels

Adaptation | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

By 2015, at least 25% of policy and technical staff from line Ministries will attend communications training

Adaptation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

By 2015, 50% of Ministry workers will indicate an increased awareness of KJIP Secretariat and coordination processes within line Ministries compared with 2014 levels

Adaptation | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

By 2017, climate change and climate risk considerations will be integrated in at least 50% of Ministerial operational and sector plans

Adaptation | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2017 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Climate Ch... (2013 / Executive)

Water

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

By 2013 and 2018, respectively, Kiribati will decrease the number of diarrheal and dysentery cases by 30% and 50% against a 2005 baseline

Adaptation | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: against a 2005 baseline | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

By 2013 and 2018, respectively, Kiribati will increase the percentage of the population with access to safe water sources by 10% and 20% against a 2005 baseline

Adaptation | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: against a 2005 baseline | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

By 2013 and 2018, respectively, Kiribati will increase improved water supplies to schools, hospitals, and clinics by 50% and 100% against a 2005 baseline

Adaptation | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: against a 2005 baseline | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

By 2013 and 2018, respectively, Kiribati will increase the number of outer islanders with safe water supplies by 20% and 40% against a 2005 baseline

Adaptation | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: against a 2005 baseline | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

By 2013 and 2018, respectively, Kiribati will increase the reliability of water supplies for urban areas by 20% and 50% against a 2005 baseline

Adaptation | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: against a 2005 baseline | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

By 2013 and 2018, respectively, Kiribati will increase the number of households and public buildings with rain catchments by 15% and 30% against a 2005 baseline

Adaptation | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: against a 2005 baseline | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

By 2010 and 2015, respectively, Kiribati will increase the percentage of the population with access to safe sanitation by 10% and 20% against a 2005 baseline

Adaptation | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: against a 2005 baseline | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

By 2013 and 2018, respectively, Kiribati will increase the percentage of villages with water committees to 30% and 60% against a 2005 baseline

Adaptation | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: against a 2005 baseline | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

By 2013, Kiribati will reduce leakage losses by 50% compared with 2008 levels

Adaptation | Base Year Target | Target year: 2013 | Base year: compared with 2008 levels | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

By 2018, Kiribati will recover 80% of the costs of maintenance and operation compared with 2008 levels

Adaptation | Base Year Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: compared with 2008 levels | Source(s): National W... (2008 / Executive)

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

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

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2025

By 2016, Kiribati will add three solar photovoltaic systems connected to the Public Utilities Board's grid on South Tarawa

Renewable Energy: Solar | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2016 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): Kiribati D... (2016 / Executive)

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

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2025

Source: NDC

Agriculture

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

Buildings

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

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
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.

Environment

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

Health

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

Industry

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

LULUCF

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

Social Development

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

Tourism

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

Transportation

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

Urban

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

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
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