Kiribati Joint Implementation Plans for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management 2014-2023 and 2019-2028
The 2014-2023 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 resilience and measures that enable the Government to facilitate these, the plan will guide the implementation of these complementary policies in an integrated approach.
The government hopes that such a systematic approach will maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of existing capacities and resources as well as ensuring the success of new initiatives. The specific goals of the policy are: 1) strengthening good governance, policies, strategies and legislation, 2) improving knowledge and information generation, management and sharing, 3) strengthening and greening the private sector, including small-scale business, 4) increasing water and food security with integrated and sector-specific approaches and promoting healthy and resilient ecosystems, 5) strengthening health service delivery to address climate change impacts, 6) promoting sound and reliable infrastructure development and land management, 7) delivering appropriate education, training and awareness programs, 8) increasing effectiveness and efficiency of early warnings and disaster and emergency management, 9) promoting the use of sustainable, renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency, 10) strengthening capacity to access finance, monitor expenditures and maintain strong partnerships, 11) maintaining the existing sovereignty and unique identity of Kiribati, and 12) enhancing the participation and resilience of vulnerable groups. The document further examines administrative and governance factors, as well as financial resources needed for implementing such an approach.