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 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

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.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

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.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

An analysis of Kiribati’s legislation to determine gaps, overlaps and conflicts. This analysis involves –

* An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of existing legislation and proposed laws (Bills)

* An assessment of the effectiveness of the legislation in supporting the government to responsibly manage the environment and ensure the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

A list of international and regional multilateral environmental agreements in which each of the Pacific Island country is a party/signatory of. This is useful for SPREP activities and planning

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

An 'Act' to amend the Environment Act 1999 of Kiribati. Amendments were made in 2007

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

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

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

This document is the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the desalination component of STWSP, one of the three ESIA documents of STWSP. The preparation of this ESIA has had various stages, starting in 2017 and gone through ADB and WB approval process in August-September 2019.

The South Tarawa Water Supply Project (STWSP) will increase access to safe water supply to residents of South Tarawa

 SPREP

In the 30th SPREP meeting held in September this year, the meeting supported the scaling up of environment data management in the Pacific and directed the Secretariat to initiate a process for developing a full-sized project proposal to support the scaling up environmental data management work in the region.

Later in October,  the Inform Project participating countries collectively agree on the need to scale up and extend the Inform Project services beyond 2022.

 SPREP

In the 30th SPREP meeting held in September this year, the meeting supported the scaling up of environment data management in the Pacific and directed the Secretariat to initiate a process for developing a full-sized project proposal to support the scaling up environmental data management work in the region.

Later in October,  the Inform Project participating countries collectively agree on the need to scale up and extend the Inform Project services beyond 2022.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Kiribati using 16 indicators.

*this report wasn't published but was sent to country for checking (2013*) - to be used for the Regional SOE initiative 2019

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

The Pacific Network for Environmental Assessment (PNEA) Portal is an initiative of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to support government officials from Pacific Island countries and territories who work with environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as well as Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS). 

The portal complements SPREP’s current capacity building program for EIA and SEA - including the recently launched Regional EIA Guidelines, the Coastal Tourism EIA guidelines, and SEA guidelines.

 

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

Documenting available information on the distribution, status and values of wetlands in Kiribati. However, much of this existing information needs updating.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

This study seeks to estimate and quantify the total economic costs of the inadequate water supply and sanitation situation in Kiribati’s main urban center, South Tarawa. This study also aims to demonstrate that vulnerable groups such as women are most likely to bear a disproportionate amount of the economic costs associated with low levels of access and poor quality of basic water supply and sanitation services.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

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.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

A presentation on Kiribati Protected Areas during the BIOPAMA Workshop 2018

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania.

This dataset holds all the reports that assesses the overall state of conservation in;

* Guam

* French Polynesia

* Northern Mariana Islands

* Tokelau

* Wallis and Futuna

* Pitcairn Islands

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

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.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The number of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and institutions has grown steadily over the last few decades. The work taking place under these agreements and within these institutions is increasing in volume and specificity, and it is having an increasingly substantive impact, particularly as there is an increasing focus on practical implementation.

This edition of the Multilateral Environmental Agreement Negotiator’s Handbook principally to respond to the need for a practical reference tool to assist in addressing the many complex challenges in such negotiations.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Integrated Island Management (IIM), responds to the unique circumstances of small island ecosystems through development of holistic integrated management systems that operate at the scale of ecological, social or physical processes within, and to, islands.

This report highlights the principals and lessons learned with case studies on IIM