World Bank and GEF Fund Adaptation Efforts in Kiribati

10 August 2010: The World Bank and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) are supporting the Government of Kiribati in adapting to climate change through planning efforts to reduce the country's vulnerability to climate change, climate variability and sea level rise.

Within the Kiribati Adaptation Program, Kiribati's main road is being protected. Shoreline Protection Guidelines were developed for use in Kiribati to design and implement improved coastal protection measures, including traditional sandbag walls, new seawall designs and ‘soft' options such as beach replenishment or mangrove planting. [World Bank Press Release]