Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Date of accreditation25 Mar 2015
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is a regional entity based in Samoa focused on climate change and environmental issues affecting SIDS in the Pacific. SPREP supports action on climate change in the key areas of adaptation, mitigation, policy and science. Key activities include: assisting SIDS to integrate climate change considerations into national planning and development processes; supporting and building capacity at the national and subnational levels through technical training on meteorological services, cost benefit analyses, vulnerability assessments and monitoring and evaluation; providing support to coordinate integrated adaptation measures; and implementing mitigation activities such as renewable energy projects (solar and biomass). SPREP intends to build upon its current experience and to focus on integrated approaches to addressing climate change, disaster risks as well as ecosystem based adaptation projects and programmes in SIDS. By being accredited to the GCF, SPREP intends to apply GCF resources towards SIDS-focused adaptation and mitigation projects and programmes, as well as building national capacity in order to address climate change.
11 Jun 2018 / A guide to GCF’s support for climate change early warning systems
Funds flow in GCF’s first direct access project with Pacific Islands
23 Oct 2017 / GCF has signed a funding agreement with SPREP improving Pacific islands’ ability to deal with climate-induced disasters.
GCF Readiness Results - Vanuatu
01 May 2017 / In December 2016, Vanuatu was awarded a grant for a Climate Information Services for Resilient Development project.
Workshop: GCF supporting direct access entities
03 Sep 2015 / The Green Climate Fund is convening its national and regional accredited entities for four days of training on the Fund’s environmental and social safeguards (ESS) and gender policy at GCF headquarters in Songdo.