Joint Side-event by the Republic of Kiribati and the Republic of the Marshall Islands: Securing our Future in our Blue Pacific

September 26, 2019 8:00 pm

New York

The Governments of Kiribati and Marshall Islands convened
Read the KJIP 2019-2028
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 a side event at the margins of the Seventy Fourth United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Week NYC 2019 to discuss ongoing efforts in addressing climate change and commit and accelerate actions under priority areas pursuant to the SDGs and the SAMOA Pathway. It also presented an opportunity to hear ‘Voices of the Youth’ and listen to the ‘future they want’ and discuss ongoing programs, initiatives and projects implemented by both countries in their efforts to ‘secure their future.’

During the event, the revised Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KJIP) 2019-2028. Between 2017 and 2019, with the support of the NAP Global Network, the KJIP was reviewed and revised to enhance alignment with strategic documents released after 2014, namely: the Kiribati Development Plan 2016-2019, the Kiribati 20-Year Vision, and the Climate Change Policy. The revision process also included the strengthening of gender considerations based on the results of a gender analysis conducted in 2017. The Kiribati National Expert Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KNEG) reviewed the recommendations for changes twice in 2018 and in 2019.

The revision of the KJIP was supported by the NAP Global Network’s U.S. In-Country Support Program for Kiribati implemented by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and financed by the U.S. Government. This support builds on a first phase of in-country NAP support to Kiribati by the NAP Global Network from 2017-2018 with financial support from the Government of Canada.