Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity for Nauru

Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity for Nauru

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 02 Oct 2017 at B.18
  • Est. completion 31 Dec 2024
  • ESS Category Category B

Constructing a climate-resilient, year-round port for Nauru, preserving the vital sea-link for its 11,300 population deep in the Pacific.

Nauru is the world’s smallest island country, and one of the SIDS. As a result of its isolated position in the Pacific, Nauru depends significantly on its port for supplies of food, energy and most other essentials. However, the port is expected to become inoperable for longer periods every year due to the impact of sea level rise and increase intensity of climate-related disasters such as strong storms and cyclones.

Constructing a climate-resilient port that can operate year-round will provide the basis for regional and international maritime transport. The rehabilitation and climate-proofing of the existing infrastructure will be combined with supporting reforms of the Nauru Port Authority to assure long-term viability of the investment. The upgraded port infrastructure will feature a channel for oceangoing ships, a wharf with a turning berth, a breakwater to shelter the wharf and berth from waves, and other facilities.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 50 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


14 Mar 2017 - 203 days

Concept note received

14 Mar 2017

Funding proposal received

07 Apr 2017


02 Oct 2017 - 348 days

Approved by GCF Board

02 Oct 2017

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

29 Jan 2018

FAA executed

13 Jul 2018

Under implementation

14 Sep 2018 - 2,086 days so far

FAA effective

14 Sep 2018

Disbursement - USD 5,380,000

22 Nov 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 13,460,000

06 Jun 2019

Disbursement - USD 5,380,000

12 Dec 2019

Disbursement - USD 2,690,000

14 Jun 2021

To be completed

31 Dec 2024 - 215 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing100% disbursed

GrantUSD 26,910,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 26,910,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 20,700,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 13,500,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 4,090,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 38,290,000

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Accredited Entity

Asian Development Bank
Mr. Christian Ellermann

Senior Climate Change Specialist
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Department of Climate Change and National Resilience
Mr. Reagan Moses Primary
Secretary for the Department of Climate Change & National Resilience
Government Building, Yaren District, Nauru
Phone +674 557 3180
Ms. Jaala Jeremiah Operational focal point
Director for Climate Action
Government Building, Yaren District, Nauru