Republic of Maldives

Asia-Pacific  Small Island Developing States 


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Total GCF financing


No. of Readiness activities


Readiness support approved


Readiness support disbursed




Multiple countries

Climate Investor Two



Building Climate Resilient Safer Islands in the Maldives



Supporting vulnerable communities in Maldives to manage climate change-induced water shortages

National Designated Authority

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

From scarcity to sustainability: Maldives’ ambitious water security project

22 Mar 2024 / The Maldives, known as a luxury holiday destination with crystal blue water, is an idyllic island state in the Asia Pacific region. However, the Small Island Developing State (SIDS) is one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change and faces many unique challenges. Rising sea levels and increasingly erratic rainfall patterns are threatening the country's freshwater resources, putting the health and well-being of its people at risk.

The Maldives and GCF strengthen legal partnership

22 Aug 2019 / The Government of the Republic of Maldives has signed an agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) granting the Fund privileges and immunities in line with those of other international organisations and those applied in the United Nations system. GCF Executive Director Yannick Glemarec and the Maldives Environment Minister Hussain Rasheed Hassan signed the agreement during the ongoing GCF Global Programming Conference.

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).

UNDP head welcomes flow of GCF funds to the Maldives

30 Jun 2017 / Achim Steiner said the Maldives will benefit from the current transfer of GCF funds to an adaptation project run by the UNDP.

How the Maldives are putting climate funds to work

22 Apr 2016 / Funadhoo is the site of one of the first projects to be financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the United Nations’ primary institution for supporting emission cutting investments, such as in renewable energy and efforts to adapt to climate impacts that can no longer be avoided.