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Kiribatiâ's government has developed the Kiribati Adaptation Program that seeks to reduce the overall vulnerability and adverse effects of climate change on the small island nation.1 The major areas of focus include the water infrastructures, managing potential inundation, and strengthening laws regarding coastal erosion.2 In Kiribati, many villages have had to relocate due to erosion, saltwater inundation, and rising sea levels.3

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1http://www.climate.gov.ki/category/action/adaptation/kiribati-adaptation-program/
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3http://www.sprep.org/climate-change/kiribati-negotiates-for-survival-at-un-climate-change-talks
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Kiribati News

Radio New Zealand 
He said there has been a lot of rain in the Southern Islands which in a few months could increase copra production beyond what was budgeted for. Mr Timeon said there is no more fishing in Kiribati because of the subsidy, as everyone can afford tinned fish. See more..
Solomon Star 
The agreement holds even more significance for the Kiribati national carrier which recently relaunched as an international airline following a decision by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to provide the carrier with its official two ... See more..
Outlook India 
The projects include an initiative enhancing food security in Bolivia through the acquisition of machinery and drilling equipment to be managed by livestock associations affected by floods and droughts in the regions of Beni and Pando. Another is a ... See more..
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Loop PNG 
One resident, Tabukinikai Tabwanou told Radio Kiribati News the incident occurred between 10am and 12pm on Tuesday this week. Tabukinikai said this is not new because it has been happening over the past years. He said every time a new 'maneaba' is ... See more..
SB Nation 
It's more than the GDP of six countries. The island nations of Tuvalu, Montserrat, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, and Palau all make less than the Neymar fee. Of these nations Kiribati is the largest, with a population of 110,000. See more..
CTV News 
For asthma, the biggest disease burdens were found in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Fiji, Kiribati, Lesotho, Papula New Guinea and Swaziland. High-income Asian nations were least affected by COPD, along with countries in central Europe, ... See more..
Today.com 
In a special expedition sponsored by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) and the National Geographic Society, four bone-sniffing dogs were brought to Nikumaroro Island, Kiribati, to find DNA evidence that tests what they ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Today I announce two new initiatives to combat disease and improve nutrition in the Pacific. The Australian Government will invest $7.7 million in innovative pilot programs targeting mosquito-borne diseases in Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati. Dengue is an ... See more..
American Journal of Transportation 
Hamburg - End of July around 200 guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Marine Training Centre (MTC) on the Kiribati island of Tarawa in the South Pacific last week. Even though some 13,700 kilometers lie between Hamburg and the school in ... See more..
Radio New Zealand 
Mr Hebblewthwaite said the success of projects in atoll countries like Tuvalu and Kiribati could be shared with bigger nations. "Sharing approaches to drought management, to drinking water safety, to ground water management and management of rain water ... See more..
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Geography

Oceania, group of 33 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the Equator; the capital Tarawa is about half way between Hawaii and Australia
Area

Total 811 sq km
Land 811 sq km
Water 0 sq km

***NOTE*** includes three island groups - Gilbert Islands, Line Islands, Phoenix Islands
Climate

tropical; marine, hot and humid, moderated by trade winds
Natural Resources

phosphate (production discontinued in 1979) ;
Natural Hazards

typhoons can occur any time, but usually November to March; occasional tornadoes; low level of some of the islands make them sensitive to changes in sea level
Current Environmental Issues

heavy pollution in lagoon of south Tarawa atoll due to heavy migration mixed with traditional practices such as lagoon latrines and open-pit dumping; ground water at risk

Demographics

Nationality
I-Kiribati
Population
103,248 (July 2013 est.)
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A remote country of 33 scattered coral atolls, Kiribati has few natural resources and is one of the least developed Pacific Islands. Commercially viable phosphate deposits were exhausted at the time of independence from the UK in 1979. Copra and fish now represent the bulk of production and exports. The economy has fluctuated widely in recent years. Economic development is constrained by a shortage of skilled workers, weak infrastructure, and remoteness from international markets. Tourism provides more than one-fifth of GDP. Private sector initiatives and a financial sector are in the early stages of development. Foreign financial aid from the ...See More EU, UK, US, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UN agencies, and Taiwan accounts for 20-25% of GDP. Remittances from seamen on merchant ships abroad account for more than $5 million each year. Kiribati receives around $15 million annually for the government budget from an Australian trust fund. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$636.3 million (2012 est.); $620.8 million (2011 est.); $608.6 million (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

copra, taro, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, vegetables; fish
Industries

fishing, handicrafts