Contingency plans in Kiribati for loss of islands | Pacific Beat

Contingency plans in Kiribati for loss of islands

Contingency plans in Kiribati for loss of islands

Updated 21 February 2013, 11:02 AEST

In developed countries global warning generally means arguments about carbon pricing, but in the Pacific rising sea levels would see a number of low lying nations disappear beneath the waves.

It may be decades before the people of Kiribati, for example, will be forced to find a new home.

That hasn't stopped the government making contingency plans, buying up land in Fiji and trying to build up the skills of the people to encourage other nations to take them in.

Presenter: Sean Dorney

Speaker: Anote Tong, President, Kiribati

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