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EU funds climate-proofing of Kiribati's Kiritimati Island

EU funds climate-proofing of Kiribati's Kiritimati Island

Updated 6 February 2015, 12:30 AEDT

The European Union has just announced a 23 million Euro grant for Kiribati, money that will be used to develop the nation's largest atoll, Kiritimati Island.

Although it makes up 70 per cent of the country's landmass, Kiritimati Island was virtually uninhabited for decades and is relatively undeveloped.

By improving facilities on the island, the EU Ambassador to the Pacific Andrew Jacobs says the aim is to reduce the threat posed by climate change to the main population centre of Tarawa.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Andrew Jacobs, Pacific Ambassador, European Union

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