GCF Structured Dialogue with the Pacific
18 – 21 July 2017, Tongatapu, Tonga
The Green Climate Fund’s Structured Dialogue with the Pacific, organized in collaboration with the Governments of the Kingdom of Tonga and Australia, brought together key stakeholders to increase the involvement of Pacific island countries with the GCF and to accelerate the implementation of GCF projects and programmes approved in the Pacific.
The Structured Dialogue for the Pacific took place in Nukualofa, Tonga, from 18 to 21 July 2017, and involved 150 participants, representing 13 out of 14 Pacific countries. These participants included members of a high-level ministerial panel, and representatives of the NDAs, AEs and civil society organizations. Given the Pacific’s success in accessing GCF resources (seven full funding proposals have been approved for the Pacific to date: six public sector and one private sector) the dialogue focused on lessons learned to date, including those as countries move towards implementation. The dialogue also focused on enhancing the engagement of the private sector.
The dialogue concluded by updating the Pacific Road Map, which showcased 24 concepts and funding proposals totalling USD 561 million in its regional pipeline. The priority sectors for the region are: enhanced livelihoods, resilient infrastructure, health and well-being, resilient ecosystems and low-emission energy. The dialogue was also timed to coincide with a half-day workshop for Pacific National Designed Entities for the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Global Environment Facility Expanded Constituency Workshop for Asia Pacific.