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Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity for Nauru

TONNES of CO2 Anticipated tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided


Mitigation & Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Transport
  • Infrastructure and built environment
UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • #9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Location & People

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Nauru NRU
Beneficiaries (approx.) 11,300

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • Government of Australia Grant USD
  • Government of Nauru Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Ministry of Finance Nauru
Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity for Nauru Approved October 2017 Est. implementation period 5.0 years
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.
Document title
Published date
ESS report FP052 - ADB - Nauru 12 Sep 2017
Approved funding proposal FP052 - ADB - Nauru 06 Nov 2017
Gender action plan FP052 - ADB - Nauru 31 Jan 2018
Accredited Entity
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) Mr. Christian Ellermann Tel: +63-2-632-4564
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