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

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

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 13 Nov 2020 at B.27
  • Est. completion 10 Sep 2026
  • ESS Category Category C

Rising sea levels, increases in extreme waves, tropical cyclones and storms, and changing rainfall patterns are exacerbating extreme coastal hazards. As a result, the ecosystems on which Pacific island populations rely for their livelihoods are increasingly threatened and at risk of destruction. 

The high vulnerability to climate change impacts and climate-related hazards of the five programme countries arises from their geography, the exposure of their populations and their lack of resilience to shocks. The limited adaptation capacity is worsened by financial and human resource constraints and is compounded by an economic reliance on particularly climate sensitive sectors such as subsistence farming, fisheries and tourism. The programme countries therefore require reliable, timely and actionable information and early warning on their local weather, climate and ocean environments, as well as science-based advice on adaptation planning and early action for longer term climate change impacts.  

This project aims to support increased climate-resilient sustainable development of 100,000 beneficiaries in the Cook Islands, Niue, Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and Tuvalu through the achievement of three outcomes:  

  1. increased generation and use of climate information in decision making;  
  2. strengthened adaptive capacity and reduced exposure to climate risks; and  
  3. strengthened awareness of climate threats and risk-reduction processes. 
Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


20 Sep 2018 - 786 days

Concept note received

20 Sep 2018

Funding proposal received

08 Nov 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

09 Jan 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

12 Aug 2020

Cleared by iTAP

19 Oct 2020


13 Nov 2020 - 302 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Nov 2020

FAA executed

13 Nov 2020

Under implementation

10 Sep 2021 - 985 days so far

FAA effective

10 Sep 2021

Disbursement - USD 14,806,209

15 Dec 2021

Disbursement - USD 12,742,622

19 Jul 2023

To be completed

10 Sep 2026 - 843 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

Five countries

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing58% disbursed

GrantUSD 47,403,174
Total GCF Financing
USD 47,403,174


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 340,352
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 538,094
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 837,423
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 237,364
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 427,249
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 150,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 2,530,484

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Environment Programme
Mr. Henrik Slotte

Special Advisor, Resource Mobilization, Global Environment Facility and Green Climate Fund Coordinator, Corporate Services Division
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +41 22 917 85 98
Mr. Sean Khan

GCF Coordinator, Corporate Services Division
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552 Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 20 762 3795
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National Designated Authority

Cook Islands
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
Marshall Islands
Ministry of Environment - Climate Change Directorate
Honourable Christopher Loeak Primary
Minister in Assistance to the President and Environment
P.O. Box 2, Majuro, Marshall Islands
Mr. Clarence Samuel Primary
Phone +692 625-7944
Phone +692 625-7945
Ms. Lani Milne Secondary
GCF Support Coordinator
Phone +692 625-7944
Phone +692 625-7945
Ministry of Finance & Planning
Honourable Dalton Tagelagi Primary
P.O. Box 40, Alofi, Niue
Mrs. Felicia Talagi Secondary
Director, Project Management Coordination Unit
P.O. Box 40, Alofi, Niue
Phone +683 4159
Mrs. Annmarie Aholima Tertiary
Readiness Programme Project Manager
P.O. Box 40, Alofi, Niue
Ms. Joanna Wrampling Operational focal point
Project Co-ordinator
Phone +6838884159
Ministry of Finance
Mr. Casmir Remengesau Primary
Director, Bureau of Budget and Planning
P.O. Box 6011, Koror, Palau
Mr. Xavier Erbai Operational focal point
Ms. Charlene Mersai Operational focal point
Ms. Lynna Thomas Operational focal point
Ministry of Home Affairs, Climate Change, and Environment
Mr. Maina Talia (PhD) Primary
Minister for Home Affairs, Climate Change, and Environment
Phone +688 20 175
Ms. Pepetua Latasi Secondary
Director for Climate Change
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Ms. Vaiaoga Lameko Operational focal point
Coordinator - Tuvalu Readiness Project
Ms. Jolisa Viliamu Operational focal point
Mr. Simeti Lopati Operational focal point
NDA Specialist Support

News + Stories

Tuvalu: Gathering the data to climate-proof coastal infrastructure investments

30 Nov 2021 / The Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project (TCAP) is helping the Pacific atoll nation of Tuvalu to develop a long-term coastal adaptation strategy. This Green Climate Fund project, implemented by UNDP, is using airborne LIDAR, a state-of-the-art airplane-mounted technology, to collect precise information on land surface height and seafloor depth. The data will help model future climate-impact scenarios, allowing better planning of coastal infrastructure investments to protect vulnerable communities.