PEIN Country Profile and Virtual Environment Library

kiribatiKiribati

Capital City: kiribati_map 
Tarawa
Region:
Micronesia - Pacific (Oceania)
Languages:
Gilbertese, English
National Focal Points for Environment
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration
Ministry of Environment Lands & Agricultural Development - Environment and Conservation Division



  • Country Profiles

  • Country Reports

  • Technical Reports

  • Country Websites

Country Profiles

Adaptation Learning Mechanism [climate change adaptation] country profiles
Kiribati

Asian Development Bank Country Profiles and Strategies
Kiribati

Biosafety Profiles [CBD Biosafety Clearinghouse Mechanism]
Kiribati

Birdlife [Avifauna] Profiles

see Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World - browsable by country and by individual island within the Pacific region - excellent data source

see also Species profiles [*For the Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable), each factsheet contains a summary account, range map and an illustration, plus additional data tables. For Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Near Threatened, Least Concern and Data Deficient species, each contains a concise summary paragraph and some additional data tables.] [Birdlife International]
Kiribati

see also Endemic Bird Areas [EBAs] of the Pacific [incl. Aitutaki (secondary area) ; East Caroline Islands ; Fiji ; Gilbert Islands (secondary area) ; Henderson Island ; Mariana Islands ; Marquesas Islands ; Marshall Islands (secondary area) ; Nauru (secondary area) ; Niuafo‘ou (secondary area) ; Niue (secondary area) ; Northern Line Islands (secondary area) ; Palau ; Pitcairn (secondary area) ; Rapa (secondary area) ; Rimatara ; Rotuma (secondary area) ; Samoan Islands ; Society Islands ; Southern Cook Islands ; Tonga (secondary area) ; Tuamotu archipelago ; Wake Island (secondary area) ; Wallis and Futuna (secondary area) ; Yap Islands ] [Birdlife International]

see also Important bird areas of the Pacific [IBAs] (2010) [Birdlife Pacific]

IBA Profiles:
Kiribati

IBA Reports:
Kiribati

* order the complete CD-ROM 'Important bird areas in the Pacific: a compendium' from the SPREP IRC

see also Pacific regional overview [Birdlife International]
see also Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable) of Oceania [Birdlife International]
see also State of the World's birds website and report [Birdlife International] - including Pacific country case studies

Climate Lab profiles
Kiribati

Country Climate Profile [UNDP]
* Sourced from the Adaptation Learning Mechanism, a knowledge sharing platform developed by UNDP in partnership with the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the World Bank, and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Earthtrends Thematic Country Profiles [WRI]
Agriculture and food, Biodiversity and protected areas, Climate and atmosphere, Coastal and marine ecosystems, Economics, business and the environment, Energy and resources, Environmental governance and institutions, Forests, grasslands and drylands, Population, health and human well-being, Water resources and freshwater ecosystems.

Ecoregion Profiles [World Wildlife Fund]
Tropical Moist Forests
Central Polynesian [Kiribati, Cook Islands] , Eastern Micronesia [Marshall islands, Nauru, Kiribati] ,
Western Polynesia [Tokelau, Tuvalu, Kiribati]

Environment Statistics - Country Snapshots [UN; 2009]
Kiribati

Environmental Vulnerability Index - Country Profiles [SOPAC / UNEP]
Kiribati

EU Pacific Country Environment Profiles

see EU Country Partnership Profiles [incl. environment and EDF10 strategies]
Kiribati

FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System
Kiribati

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Country Profiles
Kiribati

Fishbase Biodiversity Country Profiles (all fish)
Kiribati

Forestry Country Profiles
Forestry Department Country Profiles [FAO]
Kiribati

see also FAO Forest Resource Assessment : Country Reports [2010]
Kiribati (2010; 292kb)

see also FAO Forest Resources Assessments - Data collection for the Pacific region [2000]
Kiribati

see also State of the World's Forests 2007: Asia and the Pacific [FAO] (2008; 1.77mb)
see alsoTropical and subtropical forest profiles prepared by the World Wildlife Fund

see also Mongabay Rainforest profiles:
Kiribati

Global Biodiversity Information Forum [GBIF] Country Profiles
Kiribati

see also GBIF Google Earth Country Links
Kiribati

Global Environment Facility (GEF) Country Profiles
Use the drop down menu to go to the individual profiles - includes GEF-4 Allocation and Utilization , Approved Projects and Projects Under Preparation

Integrated Water Resource Management Profiles [SOPAC]
Kiribati

Invasive Species : Country Profiles [ISSG]
Kiribati

see also PIER reports on invasive species in Pacific islands:
Kiribati

Land-based pollutants inventory for the South Pacific region: Part 2: Regional summary and country profiles [SPREP] (1993; 19mb)

Laws and legislation

Pacific islands Environmental Laws [Commonwealth Secretariat]
Kiribati

SPREP National Laws and Legislation clearinghouse
Kiribati

see also 'Legislative reviews' in Country Reports (below)

Mangrove and Wetlands Profiles

see : A Directory of Wetlands in Oceania [1993]
see also: Wetlands of the Pacific Island Region (2008; 882kb)
see also: IWMI Global Wetlands - Interactive Web Map Server - includes countries of Oceania
see also: Wetlands in Oceania - country profiles and wetlands information [UNEP-WCMC] - Kiribati

Marine Resource Profiles

Reefbase Country Profiles (coral reefs, reef fish, biodiversity)
Kiribati

see also GIS data for corals in the Pacific from Reefbase - browse by country and reef profile
see also GIS data for marine protected areas in the Pacific from Reefbase - browse by country and ecosystem

see also:

Status of Coral Reef Systems of the World: 2008 (2008; 20mb)

Chapter 13 - Status of Coral Reefs in Polynesia Mana Node Countries: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Niue, Kiribati, Tonga, Tokelau and Wallis and Futuna (2008; 1.85mb)

MPA Global Profiles (marine protected areas database)
Kiribati

see also Millennium Coral Reef Mapping - South Pacific products
IMARS Geomorphological classification is publicly available on the University of South Florida web site from http://www.imars.usf.edu/MC/output_south_pacific.html . Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia, Cook Is, French Polynesia and East Solomon are there (PNG will hopefully be coming shortly). Files are distributed as Shapefiles (ArcGIS) and can be opened in MapInfo.

Mapservers containing country level data on land utilisation, forestry, minerals etc.
Kiribati

National Communications Support Programme [Climate] Profiles [UNDP]
Kiribati

NATIONAL PROFILEs OF CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
Kiribati (2008l 1.05kb) ,

Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum Country Data:
Kiribati

Pacific Regional information System - PRISM [SPC]
Environmental and Climate Statistics
Kiribati

 

Protected Areas

Protected Planet - Search the World Database on Protected Areas

Protected area profiles in Kiribati

Reefbase GIS data for marine protected areas in Kiribati
see also GIS data for marine protected areas in the Pacific - browse by country and ecosystem

SocMon profiles (Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management ) - Pacific

SPREP Country Profiles: Exchange of Information by Members at SPREP Annual Meetings:
- Exchamge of information by Members on National Developments related to Natural Resource Management Priority of the Action Plan [2007]

see Agenda Item 6.1: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 18th SPREP Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 11th to 14th September 2007

- Exchange of information by Members on national developments related to Pollution Prevention priority of the SPREP Action Plan [2008]
see Agenda Item 8.6: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the19th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia on 8–12 September 2008

- Exchange of Information by Members on National Developments Related to the Climate Change Focus Area of the SPREP Action Plan [2009]
see Agenda Item 11.2: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 20th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 17 - 20 November 2009

- Exchange of Information by Members on Year of Biodiversity [2010]
see Agenda Item 11.3: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 21st SPREP Meeting of Officials in Madang, Papua New Guinea on 6-10 September 2010
see also individual profiles for: Wallis and Futuna

Sustainable Development Profiles (UN Agenda 21)
Kiribati

Threatened species: Summary of species on the 2008 IUCN Red List
Kiribati

UNCCD Country Profiles:
Kiribati

UNEP Country Profiles [* poorly maintained and little information available]
Kiribati

Water Resource Profiles [SOPAC - Pacific water - http://www.pacificwater.org/]
Kiribati

see also "Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries" - country briefing papers (2003)
Kiribati

WHO Environmental Health Profiles
Kiribati

World Bank Country Profiles [country summary / statistics]
Kiribati / Kiribati

World Bank Environment indicators
Kiribati

World Factbook Country Profiles [CIA]
Kiribati

World Ocean Database 2005 [NOAA]
Geographically sorted data for the Pacific Ocean [datasets]

see also Environmental indicators: South Pacific (UNEP: 2004; 6.23mb)
see also Polynesia / Micronesia Biodiversity Hotspot Ecosystem Profile (2007; 1.16mb)

see also Paciifc Biodiversity Information Forum website and databases
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Country Reports

 Asian Development Bank Country Environmental Analysis Reports
Kiribati (2006; 737kb)

Beach ecosystem based adaptation trials,North Tarawa, Kiribati (2014) NEW

Basel Convention Country Fact Sheets
Kiribati (2008; 95kb)

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF10]
Kiribati (2008-2013; 2.09mb)

Disasters and Climate Variability in the Pacific Islands: WORLD BANK regional stocktake- Country Assessment:
Kiribati (2009; 582kb)

E-waste (electronic waste) - National reports and inventories
Kiribati (2009; 1.01mb)

Forestry Reports

see State of Forest and Tree Genetic Resources[* REPORTS PRESENTED AT THE
PACIFIC SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON FOREST AND TREE GENETIC RESOURCES, 1999]

Kiribati (1999, 106kb)

Least Developed Country [LCDs] reports
Kiribati (2006; 1.9mb)

see also 'Voices of the Least Developed Countries of Asia and the Pacific' (2005; 1.46mb)

Legislative Reviews
Kiribati (1993; 9.62mb); Kiribati - review (2004; 200kb) / Kiribati - analysis (2004; 100kb)

Mauritius Strategy + 5 Review: National Assessment Reports [5-year Review of Progress Made in Addressing Vulnerabilities of Small Islands Developing States Through Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation (MSI) of the
Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) ]

Kiribati (2010; 324kb)

Montreal Protocol: National Compliance Action Strategies to implement the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Kiribati (2001; 196kb)

National Adaptation Plan of Action - NAPA - [Climate change]
Kiribati (2007; 823kb)

National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plans (NBSAP)
Kiribati (2005; 571kb)

see also National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Pacific Regional Review (2007; 269kb)

National Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA)
Thematic Assessment Reports:
Biodiversity: Kiribati (2007; 941kb)
Climate Change: Kiribati (2007; 720kb)
Land degradation: Kiribati (2007; 7.42mb)

Final NCSA Report:
Kiribati (2009; 1.07mb)

NCSA Status (NCSA website)
Kiribati ,

National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS)
Kiribati (1993; 8.07mb)

National Integrated Water Resource Management : Diagnostic Reports - drafts only [SOPAC]
Kiribati (2007; 665kb)

see also National Water Resources Policies and Plans
Kiribati National Water Resources Policy (2008; 104kb) / Kiribati National Water Resources Implementation Plan (2008 ; 379kb)

National Invasive Species Strategy

Invasives reports: Kiribati (2004; 1.02mb)

see also Invasive alien species in the Austral-Pacific region: national reports and directory of resources [GISP] (2002; 3.75mb)

see also Invasives Species on Pacific Islands [reports] - HEAR / PIER project website

National [Sustainable] Development Plans / Strategies
Kiribati : 2004-2007 (2003; 712kb) ; Kiribati :2008-2011 (2008; 5.72mb)

National Assessment Reports: Kiribati - Review (2002; 45kb)

Status Reports: Kiribati (2004; 30kb)

ADB Reports: Kiribati (2004; 328kb)

Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries - Country briefings
Kiribati (2003; 273kb)

Pacific Regional Energy Assessment: Country Reports (PIREP)
Kiribati (2004; 1.37kb)

Regional overview report (2004; 2.59mb)

Peristant Organic Pollutants (POPs): Country Plans
Kiribati (2003; 311kb)

see also:

NATIONAL PROFILES OF CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
KIRIBATI

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention, 1989), the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention, 1998) and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (Stockholm Convention, 2001) together provide an international framework for the environmentally sound management of hazardous chemicals throughout their life cycles.

Sea Level & Climate: their present state: Country reports
Kiribati (2006; 1.94mb)

see also:

Climate Risk Profiles
Kiribati (2006; 749kb)

Ships' Waste Management in Pacific Islands Ports: Country reports
Kiribati

Solid Waste Characterisation and Management Plans
Kiribati (2000; 273kb)

State of the Environment Reports
Kiribati (1994; 5.65mb), Kiribati (2004; 7.64)

see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 1983 (UNEP: 1983; 1.66mb)
see also State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region (1990; 3.48mb)
see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 2005 (2005; 382kb; see also ~ http://www.unescap.org/esd/environment/soe/2005/mainpub/ ~)
see also Regional perspectives: Asia and the Pacific (UNEP, GEO-4. 2007; 382 kb)

see also the archive of SPREP Country Reports between 1980-1983 as follows:
Kiribati (1980; 385kb)

United Nations. Common Country Assessments
Kiribati (2002; 801kb)

see also United Nations. Development Assistance Frameworks 2003-2007:
Kiribati (2002; 609kb)

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED: Brazil, 1992)
Country Reports :Kiribati (1992; 7.07MB)

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, 1992) and the Rio Declaration highlighted the need for sustainable development-socially responsible economic development that protects the resource base and the environment for the benefit of future generations. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was one of the outcome instruments of the UNCED process, also highlights the need for conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)
National Reports: Kiribati 1a (1999 ; 770kb) , Kiribati 1b (1999 ; 1.33mb), Kiribati 1c (1999 ; 834kb), Kiribati 2 (2001 ; 274kb), Kiribati 3 (2008?; 3.8mb)

see also Country profiles compiled by the Secretariat for the UNCBD.

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was one of the outcome instruments of the UNCED process, highlights the need for conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Land Degradation) (UNCCD)
Second National Report: Kiribati [draft only - not for citation] (2002; 641kb);

see also UNCCD Country Profiles:
Kiribati

see also UNCCD Reports clearinghouse mechanism

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is an agreement to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
(i) National Communications and In-depth Reviews
Kiribati (1999; 823kb)

(ii) National Action Plans on Adaptation (NAPA)
Kiribati (2007; 1.66mb)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC,1992) is concerned with global warming and the consequent rise in sea levels that may result in the flooding of coastal areas, and submerging islands, which could adversely affect coastal communities. The treaty aims at reducing emissions of greenhouse gas in order to combat global warming. Although the treaty as originally framed set no mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual nations and contained no enforcement provisions; it did include provisions for updates (called "protocols") that would set mandatory emission limits. The principal update is the Kyoto Protocol.

Wetlands Directory
Kiribati (2014), (NEW)

World Summit on Sustainable Development [Rio+10 - Johannesburg 2002]

National Assessment Reports:
Kiribati (2002; 226kb)

Pacific WSSD Regional Assessment (2002; 91kb) and Pacific Position Paper (2004; 91kb)
see also: Synthesis Report for Asia and the Pacific (2001; 1.22mb)

The WSSD Plan of Implementation calls for the management of the natural resources base in a sustainable and integrated manner. In this regard, to reverse the current trend in natural resource degradation as soon as possible, it is necessary to implement strategies which should include targets adopted at the national and, where appropriate, regional levels to protect ecosystems and to achieve integrated management of land, water and living resources, while strengthening regional, national and local capacities.

The Johannesburg Declaration and the Plan of Implementation arising from the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD, 2002) reconfirmed the commitment of States to advance and strengthen the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development-economic development, social development and environmental protection-at the local, national, regional and global levels.

Ministerial and Department Reports

MELAD Operational Plan 2009-2011
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Websites

Climate change in Kiribati
"On behalf of the Government and people of Kiribati I am pleased to welcome you to this web site which is designed to bring you information and updates on our situation in Kiribati. You will be aware that our small country is facing critically difficult times with regard to climate change issues & its impact on our future. We hope the content and links from this site will assist you in understanding more clearly our situation..." Anote Tong

Kiribati - Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development

Kiribati - Meteorological Office

Phoenix Islands Protected Area website [Kiribati]
Includes news, reports and multimedia resources.

see also:

The Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Regional Frameworks and Strategies Directory [SPREP]

SPREP Library and IRC collection [SLIC] - includes online full text access to a wide range of Pacific environment materials.

The Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Virtual Library - full text publications from SPREP, SOPAC, SPC and other CROP agencies, Pacific govt. environment depts. , regional institutions, and NGOs active in the area of environment conservation.

Pacific Environment Databases and Recommended Internet Resources

see also:

SPREP's International Instruments' webpage
"International instruments relevant to SPREP's work in the areas of Sustainable Economic Development, Ecosystems Management, Climate Change, and Waste Management."

Academic literature and research

via Google Scholar
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