Cook Islands

Asia-Pacific  Small Island Developing States 


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Cook Islands

Akamatutu’anga To Tatou Ora’anga Meitaki (ATOM): Building a healthy and resilient Cook Islands Community – one block at a time


Multiple countries

Enhancing Climate Information and Knowledge Services for resilience in 5 island countries of the Pacific Ocean


Multiple countries

Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Investment Program

National Designated Authority

Climate Change Cook Islands Division of the Office of the Prime Minister
Mr. Wayne King Primary
Director of Climate Change
Office of the Prime Minister, Private Bag, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Phone +682 25494
Phone +682 25 494

Direct access Accredited Entities

GCF Team

Diane McFadzien
Regional Manager
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Samantha Rabine
Regional Officer
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Princess Kaite Corporal
Regional Analyst
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News + Stories

Cook Islands: First and fastest Green Climate Fund country project

27 Mar 2024 / Incheon, Republic of Korea – The first single-country project in the Cook Islands took 20 days from GCF Board approval to the first disbursement of funding. The USD 13.4 million project, of which USD 12.5 million is funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), focuses on improving health outcomes for all Cook Islanders and was developed by the government, with support from GCF through the Simplified Approval Process (SAP).

Cook Islands get major boost in fight against climate change

21 Dec 2021 / GCF Readiness support to Cook Islands

Cook Islands launches its first GCF country programme

18 Mar 2019 / Last week, the Government of Cook Islands announced its first Green Climate Fund country programme which captures the government’s strategy and approach towards dealing with climate threats.

GCF talks renewable energy with Alliance of Small Island States

19 Oct 2017 / GCF participated in the recent high-level meeting of 17 ministers of Energy and Environment of the the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).

Stepping up climate action in the Cook Islands

13 Jun 2016 / Government, community, civil society and private sector representatives from the Cook Islands have come up with initial project ideas for what might populate their country programme to tackle climate change—supported by the Green Climate Fund. Representatives from the country’s 15 islands met on the island of Rarotonga on 26 May to identify where climate mitigation and adaptation efforts should focus and where potential support from the Fund could be channeled.

Forum Secretary General congratulates Cook Islands on Readiness GCF Grant

08 Mar 2016 / Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor has congratulated the Government of Cook Islands on becoming the first Forum Island Country, and the first Small Island Developing State (SIDS), to receive a readiness support grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Cook Islands become first Pacific state to receive GCF readiness funding

06 Mar 2016 / The Cook Islands have received financial resources from GCF to strengthen their capacity to access finance through GCF.