Climate change adaptation solutions for Local Authorities in the Federated States of Micronesia

Climate change adaptation solutions for Local Authorities in the Federated States of Micronesia

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 07 Oct 2021 at B.30
  • Est. completion 20 Oct 2028
  • ESS Category Category B

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) which is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change and one of the least able to meet those challenges. The country’s geography, weather and the proximity of its populated areas to coastlines increases a number of climate-related risks.  These risks are further complicated by the diversity of environmental conditions across the country’s islands and atolls.  The climate hazards that this project therefore seeks to address are adapting to sea level rises, increases in temperatures, variability in rain levels and protecting against extreme weather events.

This ambitious project aims to reduce climate vulnerability, lower health risks and increase socioeconomic development for vulnerable communities by improving food and water security, enhancing disaster risk reduction and recovery, and building local adaptive capacity to respond to climate change.  This will be achieved by building the capacity of local authorities to deliver climate change adaptation services by enhancing their technical expertise.  Technical support on project preparation will also be enabled alongside knowledge-sharing that develops and fosters a network of local government authorities.  The project also contains measures to significantly enhance the climate resilience of communities and help them to better-adapt to the effects of climate change.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


24 Jun 2019 - 837 days

Concept note received

24 Jun 2019

Funding proposal received

25 Mar 2021

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

15 Jul 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

29 Sep 2021


07 Oct 2021 - 14 days

Approved by GCF Board

07 Oct 2021

Cleared by iTAP

07 Oct 2021

FAA executed

08 Oct 2021

Under implementation

20 Oct 2021 - 976 days so far

FAA effective

20 Oct 2021

Disbursement - USD 741,094

12 Nov 2021

To be completed

20 Oct 2028 - 1,583 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 financing4% disbursed

GrantUSD 16,591,556
Total GCF Financing
USD 16,591,556


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 2,916,571
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 202,510
Total Co-Financing
USD 3,119,081

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Accredited Entity

Pacific Community
Mr. Dirk Snyman

Coordinator: Climate Finance
95 Promenade Roger Laroque, BP D5, Noumea, New Caledonia
Phone +687 26 20 00
Ms. Coral Pasisi

Director: Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme
95 Promenade Roger Laroque, BP D5, Noumea, New Caledonia
Phone +683 4106
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National Designated Authority

Micronesia (Federated States of)
Department of Finance and Administration
Honourable Secretary Rose Nakanaga Primary
Phone +691 320 2640
Ms. Belinda Hadley Secondary
NDA Office Team Leader
PS 158, Palikir, Pohnpei, Micronesia (Federated States of)
Phone +691 320 2640
Ms. Caroline Werthog Operational focal point
National Coordinator

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