Highly vulnerable and isolated small island developing states (SIDS) in the Pacific are working together to improve the lives and livelihoods of their dispersed populations by building resilience to the impacts of climate change and expanding access to electricity through renewable energy.
A total of $90 million in PPCR grants and near-zero interest loans is supporting three Pacific SIDS—Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga—through a regional climate resilience program comprised of individual country plans and a regional track. It includes developing country and sector-specific tools for mainstreaming adaptation and risk reduction measures into development to be shared throughout the region.
Another $30 million from the SREP is supporting renewable energy development in two Pacific SIDS—Solomon Islands and Vanuatu—and a regional project to assess solar and wind capacity across 10 Pacific island countries and provide technical assistance to enable wide-spread adoption of renewable energy solutions.
Communities, infrastructure, and activities of Pacific SIDS are vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather and rising sea levels
The CIF programmatic approach to investment planning and implementation brings strategic value to CIF recipient countries. Working through a transparent, country-led process, the CIF fosters trust and collaboration among government ministries, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and the MDBs that implement CIF funding. Together, they translate Nationally Determined Contributions and other national development and climate strategies into an actionable CIF investment plan. Rather than one-off projects, the plan comprises long-term, sequenced investments that mutually reinforce each other and link to other critical activities, such as policy and regulatory reform and capacity building. Under national government leadership, CIF stakeholders continue to work together to implement the plan, continually assessing progress and sharing lessons learned along the way.