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Kiribati

At a Glance

The Asia Regional Mission serves Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

Both climate change adaptation and mitigation are critical considerations in Asia’s developing countries.  Indeed, the region’s geography makes its population highly vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather events.  Yet the region is also among the highest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions in the world.  USAID is working with countries at regional and bilateral levels to accelerate investment in clean energy technologies and improve forest management.  USAID also provides training, knowledge sharing and cooperation to facilitate the region’s transition to low emission development and help communities adapt to climate change.

    Funding and Key Indicators


    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $15.9 Million

    Adaptation

    $11 Million

    Clean Energy

    $1 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $3.9 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    N/A

    Population (2020)

    111,796

    GHG Emissions Growth

    0.00%

    % Forested Area

    15.0%

    Climate Change Information

    Stories from the Area

    In the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, over 270 government officials, members of civil society organizations and atoll community leaders acquired skills to manage water supplies in the face of changing conditions.