The KNEG stands as the national coordination mechanism for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. It provides strategic and technical advice as well as recommendations on climate change and disaster risk management.
Climate Change and Disaster risk management are two bodies co-operating parallel with each other sharing similar purposes on enhancing Kiribati resilience as well as lessening its vulnerabilities. On the other hand, Climate change, extreme weather events are predicted to become more frequent. Additionally, existing socio-economic and environmental pressures are intensifying. This highlights how these factors are strongly interrelated in the Kiribati context. It is therefore logical to consider and address climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in a systematic and integrated manner.