Citizens in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati are already feeling the heat of climate change and many predict they will be the first to face the prospect of leaving their homeland.

Their lives, economies and cultures are based on coastlines that are now becoming a threat to their very existence.

Lauren Day of Reportage Enviro looks at what has happened in this small island state since the Copenhagen summit and how they are preparing and adapting to life at the frontline of climate change.

This article was first published on Reportage-Enviro by Lauren Day.

Reportage is the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism’s (ACIJ) web magazine. It is dedicated to high quality independent journalism.

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