Kiribati: Fishing for food and resilience, sowing seeds for people and the planet
No longer simply a poster child for climate risks, Kiribati is pushing to meet the challenges, adopting a comprehensive approach to resilience. In addition to a Climate Change Policy, National Framework for Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation and Joint Implementation Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, the issues have also been woven into development policies and strategies, including Kiribati’s long-term development blueprint 20 Year Vision KV20 (2016 to 2036). In 2016, with the backing of the Global Environment Facility-Least Developed Countries Fund and UN Development Programme, Kiribati launched a five-year initiative to specifically address the issue of declining coastal ecosystems and food security due to climate change. Here is what it has achieved so far.