PacWaste is a project funded by the European Union and implemented by SPREP to improve regional hazardous waste management across the Pacific in the priority areas of healthcare waste, asbestos
waste, E-waste and integrated atoll waste management.
This fact-sheet outlines a brief information about Kiribati, with activities taking place in the project domains of healthcare waste, e-waste and asbestos.
This small study is an initial feasibility study, designed to give some indication of the numbers of vehicles and the economics of any waste management system that might be appropriate to dealing with the problem. This study looks at two issues: what does it take to strip a typical wrecked Tarawa vehicle so that it can be recycled; and how many vehicles might there be in South Tarawa that need some waste management.
A user manual to assess and guide vulnerability assessment studies.
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.
There is an increasing need for sand and gravel for building materials in Tarawa and on other atolls. However, supplies from overseas are expensive. Furthermore, the mining of local beaches contributes to coastal erosion and lacks sufficient quantities for the current and future requirements. An answer to these problems is to source supplies from the lagoon. A purpose-built vessel capable of dredging lagoon aggregates in Tarawa and further afield was available through a European Union grant. This EIA assesses the impacts such would do to the environment.
This base line study was launched to determine the problem on the amount of e-waste that has been generated with some self induced due to lack of quality control at point of entry. The objective of the report is to determine the existing status of electrical and electronic waste in Kiribati in identifying the source, the flow and the quantities of e-waste generated with a view to have a better insight understanding of this in the country.
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.
The Kiribati Chemical and Waste Management Advice and Banaba Reconnaissance consultancy was undertaken from 15–29 July 2008. The consultancy was necessary due to several hazardous waste management issues identified on Tarawa and Banaba since 2005.
An academic research (thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science) that investigated metal contamination in marine sediments at an operational landfill in Kiribati as a case study.
The focus of this academic study is on the country’s two main urban areas: South Tarawa in the Gilbert
group and Kiritimati in the Line group. The study assesses the dependence of urban dwellers on their urban environment as well as examining their increasing vulnerability to climate change.
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.
Basel Convention, is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs). It does not, however, address the movement of radioactive waste. This fact-sheet details the national reporting and implementation information for Kiribati as one of the parties to the convention.
This fragility assessment of South Tarawa in Kiribati explores patterns of fragility related to urban development including delivery of critical urban services with focus on water and sanitation services. The assessment’s key objectives are to determine and better understand the patterns of fragility and resilience created by state–society relationships, as they relate to the delivery of urban services in South Tarawa, and to identify means of overcoming fragility to improve the quality of urban life in the community.
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.
Energy statistics covering a time period of 2000–2009. It provides an insight into the island's energy balance, socio-economic history, sources of net energy supplies, end-use sectors, and selected macroeconomic variables.
The objective of this study is to determine the available coconut resources in the Line group and analyse the technical, economic, social, institutional, environmental feasibility of producing coconut oil on Kiritmati Island and use it as a fuel substitute in power generation and transport .
The aim of the National Capacity Self Assessment is for countries that are Parties to the UNCBD, UNCCD and UNFCCC, to assess their own capacities and capacity development needs to address the requirements of the three convention.