Overall Objective

GGGI’s program in Kiribati provides technical support to address implementation challenges in the Whole-of Island-Approach (WOIA), particularly to identify sustainable micro-scale income generation opportunities and to improve availability and access to green infrastructure services for the achievement of development objectives.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress

Themes

Contact
Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

 

 

 

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD)
Office of the President
Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU)

Context

Kiribati, consisting of 33 widely scattered islands, is highly vulnerable to climate change and impacted by rising sea levels, increasingly frequent and severe storms, permanent erosion of the shoreline, frequent seawater inundation on freshwater resources, and reduced food security. The country also faces a number of structural economic challenges given its remoteness, small market size, and limited institutional capacity. Agriculture contributes to around 20% of Kiribati’s GDP, while tourism is a minor contributor at approximately 0.5%. Forty-four percent of the outer island population has access to electricity, with subsistence farming and fishing as the primary economic activities.

In 2013, the Government of Kiribati (GoK) adopted a Whole-of Island-Approach (WOIA) for outer islands in an effort to reduce the extreme vulnerability of outer island livelihoods to climate change impacts. Led by the Office of the President, the approach aims to improve climate-resilient capacities of island communities and to address challenges in terms of the lack of basic infrastructure, services, and employment opportunities. The WOIA for outer island planning and development is closely linked to the Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KJIP), an integrated national program.

GGGI’s program in Kiribati provides technical support to address implementation challenges in the Whole-of Island-Approach (WOIA), particularly to identify sustainable micro-scale income generation opportunities and to improve availability and access to green infrastructure services for the achievement of development objectives.

News

News • September 8, 2022

Kiribati Home Gardening and Agribusiness Training Program Launched

Tuesday, 30th August 2022  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Agriculture Development (MELAD) launched the Home Gardening and Agribusiness Training program to support the growth of Kiribati agriculture sector.  The program is being deliver under the GGGI-led Climate Smart Agriculture for Kiribati (KCSA) project, which is funded by […]

News • August 2, 2022

CFAN Pacific Advisors Gather in Fiji to Advance Pipeline of Regional Climate Projects

July 22, 2022 – The Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) convened partners, regional stakeholders, and its Pacific advisor cohort in Suva, Fiji to advance a diverse pipeline of regional climate  projects. CFAN, an initiative established to unlock access to climate finance through building lasting regional capacity, marked the conclusion of its inaugural training program and […]

News • July 26, 2022

GGGI and UNCDF expand their partnership to support small green businesses in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) signed an amendment to their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand areas of cooperation on 29th June. The document was signed virtually by Gerard O’Donoghue, on behalf of GGGI Director General and Mr Bram Peters, Regional Manager-Pacific of UNCDF. The […]

News • June 30, 2022

Kiribati launches its NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan including Project Pipeline

The Kiribati Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan including Project Pipeline was launched last week by the Office of Te Beretitenti (Office of the President) in Tarawa, Kiribati. The Regional Pacific NDC Hub through its implementing partner the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supported Kiribati through 2019-2021 to develop these two […]

News • April 5, 2022

Six inspirational Pacific Women share their stories during “Women in Green Innovation in the Pacific” virtual ‘Talanoa’

8th March 2022 – Over 100 attendees from across the Pacific joined the virtual “Women in Green Innovation in the Pacific” virtual ‘talanoa’ hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and partners Emstret Space, Greenhouse Co-working, Samoa Business Hub, Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship and Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry in a special […]

News • March 24, 2022

Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Kiribati Graduation Ceremony

Tarawa, Kiribati, Wednesday, 16th March 2022 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) showcased and celebrated the achievements and growth of I-Kiribati Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator program participants, coaches, mentors and others involved in the program. The event was hosted at Dreamers Guesthouse Maneaba Ambo Tarawa, commencing from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and attended by winners and graduates, GoK officials, the […]

News • March 4, 2022

Upcoming Virtual Event: Women in Green Innovation in the Pacific

GGGI’s Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network is excited to share with you our upcoming virtual talanoa session on ‘Women in Green Innovation’ in collaboration with our partners Emstret Space, Greenhouse Coworking, Samoa Business Hub, Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship and Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry in honour of International Women’s Day on 8th March. The […]

News • February 28, 2022

Climate Finance Advisors begin training to increase access to finance in the Pacific

February 1, 2022 – The Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN), coordinated by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), and in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), has onboarded its first cohort of advisors for the Pacific region. The Climate Finance Advisors, specifically trained and will be embedded and support Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, […]

News • November 15, 2021

Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program Launches in 6 Countries

We are pleased to announce that the Pacific Greenpreneurs Incubator Program 2021 has successfully kicked off in six countries! Sixty-eight green enterprises across six countries make up the 2021 cohort, of whom two-thirds are women-led (68%) and youth-led (62%) and supporting 133 entrepreneurs between them. Early-stage purpose-driven enterprises with social and/or environmental impact were selected […]

News • September 23, 2021

GGGI participates in virtual Commemoration of the UN Day on South-South Cooperation and Intergovernmental Organisations

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) contributed insights on SMEs and Entrepreneurship for COVID-19 recovery during the Commemoration of the UN Day on South-South Cooperation and Intergovernmental Organisations Virtual Meeting in Asia- Pacific 2021 held on September 14, 2021, hosted by United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). Keynote addresses were delivered by Mr. António […]

News • July 30, 2021

Launch of the Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network

Join GGGI Pacific for the Launch of the Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network Happening on 4th August 2021 at 11am (FJT) Launch Webinar Registration Link Event Program Link What can you expect from the event? Learn details about our incubator and accelerator programs including how to apply, ask any questions about the program and hear about […]

News • July 13, 2021

GGGI Supports Food Security and Climate Action Dialogue in Kiribati

Tarawa, Kiribati, Friday July 2, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) contributed insights on climate smart agriculture during Kiribati’s first National Food Systems Dialogue, held from June 28 to July 02, 2021. The Honorable Minister for the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD), Mr. Ruateki Tekaiara, officiated the plenary session of the […]

News • June 17, 2021

Partners come together to implement Kiribati Agriculture Strategy and support low-emissions and climate resilient development

Tarawa, Kiribati, Tuesday June 15th, 2021 – The governments of Kiribati and New Zealand, and development partner the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), today launched the regional Low Emissions Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) program in Kiribati. Under the LECRD project, Kiribati’s Ministry of Environment Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD) with support from GGGI, will develop a […]

News • April 13, 2021

The NDC Hub launches 10-year Strategy for Climate Action in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji – Chair of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), and Fijian Prime Minister, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, officially launched the Strategy 2030 of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub on April 8, 2021. This long-term Strategy is the blueprint for Pacific climate action through its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and is a product […]

News • November 20, 2020

Kiribati NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan Validation Workshop

Betio, Kiribati – The Government of Kiribati has continued taking strong climate action during the current COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that climate action work progresses at pace on the ground. With technical assistance from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) through the Regional Pacific NDC Hub, the Kiribati Office of the President and Ministry of Infrastructure […]

News • September 9, 2020

Kiribati Approves Long-Term, National Agriculture Strategy

TARAWA, KIRIBATI – September 3, 2020- Today the Government of Kiribati launched the Kiribati Agriculture Strategy (KAS 2020-2030) as an addendum to the Kiribati Vision 2020 (KV20), the country’s the long-term national development plan. The KAS was adopted by Cabinet in March 2020. Held at the Kiribati House of Parliament, the launch event aimed to […]

News • August 25, 2020

New Zealand and GGGI sign partnership to support Pacific Low Emissions Climate Resilient Development

[Seoul, August 25, 2020] – A new international partnership to support Pacific countries to tackle climate change has been signed today by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The NZD 4.7 million (USD 3.1 million) partnership  will help Pacific countries over the next three years […]

News • May 4, 2020

Regional Pacific NDC Hub completes first phase of NDC implementation in the Pacific

On 31 March 2020, the Regional Pacific NDC Hub (NDC Hub) successfully completed the first phase of delivering NDC implementation activities in the Pacific region. GGGI is one of four NDC Hub delivery partners along with GIZ (lead partner), Pacific Community (SPC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). During the first […]

News • March 27, 2020

Kiribati Leads a Large Stakeholder Consultation to Prepare its NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plans

Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati – Kiribati’s Office of the President, in conjunction with the Regional Pacific NDC Hub through technical assistance from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted its first national consultation workshop for the preparation of its NDC Implementation Roadmap, NDC investment plans and projects pipeline. The workshop was opened by the Deputy Secretary […]

News • February 4, 2020

Fiji Prime Minister officially opens the Regional Pacific NDC Hub office

On February 04, Fiji Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub Office at the Pacific Community (SPC) campus in Suva, Fiji. This marked an important milestone for Pacific Island member countries determination to take a leading role in meeting the climate change targets set out in the […]

Projects

Countries
KI02 Development of an Agricultural Strategy as an Addendum to the KV20 – Kiribati’s National Development Plan
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 121,238
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Kiribati(KI1) Kiribati – Green and Climate Resilient Island Development
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 8,355
Status Active
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Green and Climate Resilient Island Development
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 654,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Kiribati NDC Investment Plan including Project Pipeline 2021 Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting  • NDCs
Report
Kiribati NDC Investment Plan including Project Pipeline 2021

Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting  • NDCs

Kiribati NDC Implementation Roadmap 2021 Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting  • NDCs
Report
Kiribati NDC Implementation Roadmap 2021

Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting  • NDCs

Evaluation of Pacific Programming 2017-21 (Ongoing) Pacific  • Samoa  • Tuvalu  • Solomon Islands  • Fiji
Report
Evaluation of Pacific Programming 2017-21 (Ongoing)

Pacific  • Samoa  • Tuvalu  • Solomon Islands  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Vanuatu

Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017) Paraguay  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal
Report
Evaluation of GGGI’s Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-20 (2017)

Paraguay  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Papua New Guinea  • Mozambique  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • Green Cities  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Hungary  • Fiji
Report
Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Qatar  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report GGGI Pacific  • Vanuatu  • Pacific  • fiji  • Kiribati
Report
Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report

GGGI Pacific  • Vanuatu  • Pacific  • fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • Green Climate Fund  • Vanuatu  • Green Finance  • Climate Change  • GCF climate finance  • Pacific

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Mongolia  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Nepal  • Guyana  • Costa Rica  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Hungary  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Myanmar  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Jordan
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Jordan  • Viet Nam  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • UAE  • Guyana  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Hungary  • Rwanda  • Colombia  • Senegal  • Fiji  • United Arab Emirates  • Green Cities  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Tonga  • Ethiopia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030 Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030

Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Identifying Income Generating Opportunities in Root Crops in Kiribati Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Identifying Income Generating Opportunities in Root Crops in Kiribati

Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023 Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Cross Cutting
Report
Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023

Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Cross Cutting

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati

Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting

NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Fiji  • Kiribati
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015) Paraguay  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam
Report
Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015)

Paraguay  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Guyana  • Mozambique  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Finance

Second Joint Donor Review (2013) Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Rwanda  • Cambodia
Report
Second Joint Donor Review (2013)

Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Rwanda  • Cambodia  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Costa Rica  • India  • Kiribati  • Mongolia  • Philippines  • Ethiopia  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand

GGGI In-Country Staff

Charlotte Camille Turk

Green Investment Services - Regional Technical Lead for the Pacific

Walter Reinhardt

Senior Economist – Pacific

Rajnil Prasad

Climate Smart Agriculture Project Manager

Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu