Kiribati Development Plan 2016-19
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 mangrove forests to buffer against climate change impacts, such as coastal flooding and erosion.
Kiribati's Development Plan 2016-19 also addresses the impacts of climate change as a central feature of its infrastructure planning. Goal 6 states the the government aims to "improve access to quality climate change resilient infrastructure in urban and rural areas," including by adopting strategic coastal protection initiatives such as identifying vulnerable areas and introducing seawalls. The infrastructure component of Kiribati's Development Plan 2016-19 also emphasizes expanding the country's supply of renewable energy by, first and foremost, implementing the Kiribati Integrated Energy Roadmap, as well as improving the country's energy efficiency by developing minimum standards and energy labeling regulations.