Man With Boat in Micronesia

Kiribati

A man pulls a buoy onto a boat near a small island in the Federated States of Micronesia.

At a Glance

The Pacific Islands Regional Mission serves Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Both climate change adaptation and mitigation are critical considerations in Asia’s developing countries.  Indeed, the region’s geography makes its population highly vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather events. Yet the region is also among the highest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions in the world. USAID is working with countries at regional and bilateral levels to accelerate investment in clean energy technologies and improve forest management. USAID also provides training, knowledge sharing and cooperation to facilitate the region’s transition to low emission development and help communities adapt to climate change.

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.

    Climate Projections

    Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

    Sea Level Rise

    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas

    Agriculture

    Coastal Zones

    Energy & Infrastructure

    Human Health

    Livelihoods & Tourism

    Water Resources

    Funding and Key Indicators


    USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $15.9 Million

    Adaptation

    $11 Million

    Clean Energy

    $1 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $3.9 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    N/A

    Population (2020)

    111,796

    GHG Emissions Growth

    0.00%

    % Forested Area

    15.0%

    Climate Change Information

    Stories from the Area

    In the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, over 270 government officials, members of civil society organizations and atoll community leaders acquired skills to manage water supplies in the face of changing conditions.