Looking at pressures of development on freshwater, this article argues that the future survival of small island states and their societies also greatly depends on managing the impacts of development.
This country snapshot provides a selection of national environment statistics, complemented by key economic and social indicators and documented by the United Nations Statistics Division.
This review updates and builds on the reviews conducted in the early 2000s under the International Waters Project. The review is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) are prepared in accordance with local legislation and international lending institution safeguards, to assess the environmental and social impacts and risks of projects.
A summary of marine and terrestrial eco-regions of Kiribati.
As party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Kiribati is obliged to submit a national report on the implementation of the convention. The report will, in essence, be focused on the national implementation strategies, action plans, legislative instrument, and achievements relative to the convention.
The objectives of these regulations are to;
* prescribe a protected area for the terrestrial and marine resources of the Phoenix islands.
* prescribe particular licences and permits for regulating certain activities in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area and to establish a schedule of penalties for all activities affecting the Phoenix Protected Area
* implement the Cabinet decision of approving the nomination of the Phoenix Islands protected Area to the World Heritage Committee
Dataset that provides a direct link to Kiribati's data hosted on the GBIF website/ records.
This Pacific Country/Territory Profile in the solid waste and recycling sector was published in 2018 as part of a compendium of fifteen individual country profiles that seek to identify and quantify the opportunity to improve the resource recovery of fifteen common commodities1 present in the solid waste stream.
This plan is not focused on improving infrastructure (pipes, pumps, tanks), it is about people can do with the resources that they have. It is focused on building Island Level capacity to manage drought by improving communication and guiding the actions that can be taken before the worst effects of drought occur – this will help to improve the quality of life in Abaiang villages during drought. These measures need to be taken at a village and household level and this plan will help the villages decide what actions to take before and during drought.
The lagoon of Tarawa harbors the richest benthos documented for any Pacific atoll. The biota is strongly influenced by its setting in the equatorial upwelling zone and the unusual geomorphology of the atoll, with a submerged western rim, but largely closed and islet-strewn eastern and southern sides.
The purpose of this paper therefore is to describe aspects of the benthic ecology and biota of Tarawa Atoll and to consider how the unusual setting of the atoll has affected the bentho.
The objective of the participatory consultations with stakeholders in Bikenibeu West was to identify possible solutions to address root causes of waste problems threatening fresh and marine water quality.
Two soils investigations were investigated in the 1960s, but no additional information on the soil resource of the island has been produced since that time. In this study, 15 soil types were described and analyzed. Where possible, comparison has been made with previous works.
This paper describes the work undertaken by Safety and Ecology Corporation Ltd (SEC) on Kiritimati Island, formerly known as Christmas Island. The discussion gives an overview of the type of remediation performed to remove the remains of the legacies left after British nuclear testing. The environment on and around Kiritimati Island has been greatly improved by the remediation carried out. All of the wastes that were to be removed from the island were safely removed from the island for either disposal or recycling.
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas, updated on a monthly basis, and is one of the key global biodiversity data sets being widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, International secretariats and others to inform planning, policy decisions and management. The WDPA is a joint project between UN Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) Version 3 (ASTGTM) provides a global digital elevation model (DEM) of land areas on Earth at a spatial resolution of 1 arc second (approximately 30 meter horizontal posting at the equator).
The development of the ASTER GDEM data products is a collaborative effort between National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI). The ASTER GDEM data products are created by the Sensor Information Laboratory Corporation (SILC) in Tokyo.
SENTINEL-2 is a wide-swath, high-resolution, multi-spectral imaging mission, supporting Copernicus Land Monitoring studies, including the monitoring of vegetation, soil and water cover, as well as observation of inland waterways and coastal areas.
The SENTINEL-2 Multispectral Instrument (MSI) samples 13 spectral bands: four bands at 10 metres, six bands at 20 metres and three bands at 60 metres spatial resolution.