Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Partners Involved

Australia, Germany (through GIZ), GGGI, the Pacific Community SPC, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

The Regional Pacific Hub

The overall objective of the Hub is to support Pacific Islands Countries and Territories by reviewing, enhancing and implementing their climate commitments. The Hub currently serves member countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Currently, the Hub has successfully implemented 13 out of 38 country requests in the area of: NDC review and enhancement, climate change education, NDC investment plan development, climate smart agriculture plan development, NDC implementation roadmap, strengthening MRV systems, energy efficiency regulation, peer review of water and sanitation master plan, and raising awareness of enhanced NDCs. By doing so, it is contributing to sustainable and resilient development and promotes a transition to a low-carbon development pathway in the Pacific.

The Caribbean NDC Finance Initiative (NDCFI) and the Easter Caribbean Solar Challenge

The Caribbean NDC Finance Initiative (NDCFI) was launched in 2017 by the OECS and the Government of Saint Lucia and serves all OECS Member States. It was established under the umbrealla of the NDC Partnership, with the political support of UNFCCC and financial support from Germany. The Eastern Caribbean Solar Challenge is the NDCFI’s flagship initiative. It aims to engage government, the private sector, development partners and households in a united effort to increase the diffusion of solar electricity and heating across the region by the end of 2023. The goal is to increase the deployment of renewable energy technologies across the Eastern Caribbean in support of national, regional and global goals to enhance climate resilience and to maintain global temperature increase below 1.5°C.