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CBMMP Butaritari

The Environment & Conservation Division has confirmed after its 2nd visit to Onomaru Butaritari in March this year 2017, one of the village’s achievement regarding the completion of their community-based mangrove management plan as well as the village’s constitution to be enforced by the village in supporting the implementation of the CBMMP. These two pieces of work have marked a great achievement made by the village which may have contributed a lot to support and provide them with future pathways on how to protect and conserve their environment through protecting and maintaining the life of their mangrove ecosystem.

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National workshop on finalizing the National Action Plan on land degradation and drought

The Environment and Conservation Division (ECD) of the MELAD is holding a 3 day national workshop, 14 – 16 April 2017, to finalize the National Action Plan (NAP) to Combat Land Degradation and to mitigate the Effects of Drought. Attending the workshop are stakeholders from relevant government ministries and NGOs including private sectors. The workshop discuss and validate priority land degradation and drought issues including the causes and drivers, and setting the targets and formulating practical key activities to address the issues of land degradation and drought in Kiribati in the next 5 years, 2017 – 2022. Coordination and monitoring of the NAP implementation are also discussed in the session. The workshop is financially supported by UNEP and facilitated by the independent consultant, Mr Tepa Suaesi from Samoa, and the ECD.

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Launching of the Project – Enhancing Food Security in the Context of Global Climate Change, Maiana.

A team of 12 officials from government and UNDP have returned from Maiana, after conducting groundbreaking consultations for the project Enhancing Food Security in the Context of Global Climate Change, with the full Island Council on November 9 and island representatives on November  10th at Tebangetua village.

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UPOPs Fun Run

“REDUCE OPEN BURNING” the theme which was supported by an exciting fun run on Saturday 22nd October this year. This theme is an extraction from one of Kiribati Government’s Project namely Unintended Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) which was operated under the Ministry of Environment Lands and Agricultural Developments through its Environment and Conservation Division

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Launching of the Project – Enhancing Food Security in the Context of Global Climate Change, Nonouti.

A team of 10 officials from various government ministries and UNDP have returned from Nonouti after conducting groundbreaking consultations with the full Island Council on October 27 and island representatives on October 28th at Matang village, for the project Enhancing Food Security in the Context of Global Climate Change.

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Launching of the LDCF project

Enhancing of Food Security in the context of Global Climate Change at Abemama.

A team of 11 officials from various government ministries have returned from Abemama after conducting groundbreaking consultations with the full Island Council on October 19 and island representatives on October 20th at Kariatebike village, for the project Enhancing Food Security in the Context of Global Climate Change.

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Kiribati participated in the IUCN World Conservation Congress

More than 10,000 participants, including presidents, ministers, scientists, business representatives and thousands of representatives from government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) converged in Honolulu Hawaii from 1 to 10 September 2016 in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress. The congress was hosted by the United Sates.  The theme of the Congress, “Planet at the Crossroads,” focused on the recently agreed collective challenge of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the next 15 years.

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ECD to boost internal capacity on Environment Act enforcement

The Environment Inspection Unit of the Environment and Conservation Division (ECD) had conduct a training to the new officers on the Environment Act. The training is aimed at enhancing the capacity of the new officers of ECD to ensure they build and had confident in enforcing the provisions of the Environment Act.

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Kiribati to Celebrate the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer has been celebrated since the 1994 around the world and was established by the United Nations General Assembly. This day is held and celebrated every September 16 to mark the day back in 1987 when the Montreal Protocol was signed. The Montreal Protocol is an International Agreement which aims at restoring the ozone layer by controlling the production and consumption of the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) gases. Kiribati is also a party to the Montreal Protocol. The Day is mainly intended to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it.

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Kiribati prepares for the World Clean Up Day

The Environment and Conservation Division of the Ministry of Environment Lands and Agricultural Development is making preparations to join the rest of the countries around the globe in the world clean up day. The World Clean Up Day will fall from the 16th – 18 of September 2016. Part of the plan for the preparation is to engage all government ministries, schools, Youth and Church Groups including NGOs and local communities in the clean up campaign and activities. They will be assigned with clean up sites and dates where they will go out and join hands with people around the globe in cleaning up the world.

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