5 Mar 2019

Kiribati continues to wrestle with climate impacts

From , 5:05 am on 5 March 2019

As public discussion on climate change and ways to arrest its impact continue around the world, one of many low-lying atolls in the Pacific wrestles with the issue right now.

Awareness around climate change seems to have increased in recent years with numerous international summits attended by governments and agreements signed.

But RNZ Pacific's Koro Vaka'uta travelled to Kiribati with the  New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters last week and saw that action on the ground is not so obvious.

Rising sea levels in Kiribati.

Rising sea levels in Kiribati. Photo: SPREP / C. Iacovino