Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for Reducing Community Vulnerability to Climate Change in Northern Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for Reducing Community Vulnerability to Climate Change in Northern Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Coastal and marine environments play a key role for the communities that live in the Micronesian archipelago. The communities rely heavily on the rich biodiversity of the ecosystems that are found along the coasts for food security, which also function as protection from climate change impacts. However, these climate impacts are becoming more frequent and intense. The funding for conservation projects and ecosystem-based adaptation approaches (EbA) needs to be scaled up to adequately prepare for the worsening effects of climate change.  

By establishing small-grant facilities in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau, the project intends to finance and scale up locally-led EbA initiatives. This will be done to enable local environmental groups to plan, design, and implement EbA projects in the 3 Pacific countries, while encouraging the active participation of women beneficiaries. The project will also have a paradigm shifting potential as vulnerable communities in hard-to-reach regions will be able to lead climate action locally by employing best EbA practices and locally relevant knowledge.

GCF's Project Preparation Facility (PPF) resources and support were deployed to help the Accredited Entity develop the project.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


14 Apr 2021 - 821 days

Concept note received

14 Apr 2021

Funding proposal received

09 Sep 2022

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

28 Mar 2023

Cleared by iTAP

20 Jun 2023


13 Jul 2023 - 182 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Jul 2023

FAA executed

14 Jul 2023

Under implementation

10 Jan 2024 - -97 days so far

FAA effective

10 Jan 2024


One region

  • Asia-Pacific

Three countries

One priority group

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

GCF financing

GrantUSD 8,896,275
Total GCF Financing
USD 8,896,275


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 400,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 150,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 150,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 265,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 40,500
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 40,500
Total Co-Financing
USD 1,046,000

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Accredited Entity

Micronesia Conservation Trust
Mr. William Kostka

Executive Director
P.O. Box 2177, Pohnpei, FM 96941, Kolonia, Micronesia (Federated States of)
Ms. Lisa Andon

Deputy Executive Director
P.O. Box 2177, Pohnpei, FM 96941, Kolonia, Micronesia (Federated States of)
Phone +691 320-5670
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National Designated Authority

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
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Department of Finance and Administration
Honourable Sohs John Primary
Acting Secretary
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
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

News + Stories

GCF signs six new project agreements after 36th Board meeting

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