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 - 39 days so far

FAA effective

10 Sep 2021


10 Sep 2026 - 1,788 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 financing

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

GCF Contacts

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GCF Communications
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6485 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155 (KST)
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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
Ms. Hemini Vrontamitis
Legal Officer, Corporate Services Division
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Cook Islands
Climate Change Cook Islands Division of the Office of the Prime Minister
Mr Wayne King
Director of Climate Change
Office of the Prime Minister, Private Bag, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Phone +682 25494
Phone +682 25 494
Office of the Secretary of Government
Honourable Dalton Tagelagi
P.O. Box 40, Alofi, Niue
Mrs. Felicia Talagi
Director, Project Management Coordination Unit
P.O. Box 40, Alofi, Niue
Phone +683 4159
Ministry of Finance
Mr. Casmir E. Remengesau
Director, Bureau of Budget and Planning
P.O. Box 6011, Koror, Palau
Marshall Islands
Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination (OEPPC)
Mr Clarence Samuel
Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination (OEPPC), PO Box 975, Majuro 96960, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Majuro, Marshall Islands
Phone +692 625-7944
Phone +692 625-7945
Government of Tuvalu
Honourable Seve Paeniu
Minister of Finance
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Phone +68820231
Ms. Pepetua E Latasi
Director for Climate Change
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu