Share of global GHG emissionsBased on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2019), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
Climate Vulnerability Index rankingA higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2020), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
Human Development Index rankingA lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2021), developed by UNDP.
Kiribati submitted its first updated NDC in March 2023.
- The country commits to two mitigation targets in its updated NDC: 1) Reducing its GHG emissions by 9.5% unconditionally and 16.7% conditionally by 2025 compared to business as usual, and to an unconditional carbon sequestration/sink of 0.16ktCO2 in 2025; 2) Reducing its GHG emissions by 8% unconditionally and 23.8% conditionally by 2030 compared to business as usual, and to an unconditional carbon sequestration/sink of 0.15ktCO2 in 2030.
- The updated NDC also provides in detail the Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan strategies which aim to increase resilience through sustainable climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction using a whole-of-country approach.
Mitigation areas in the NDC:
- Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF)
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC:
- Biodiversity and Ecosystems
- Disaster risk management
- Coastal areas
- Ocean ecosystems
- Mangrove forests
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