GCF Pacific Regional Meeting - Accelerating Access

Ministers and regional partners recognised the good progress the Pacific region has made in securing over US$68 million in GCF funding to date. Participants shared experiences in accessing GCF funding and identified key areas that could improve the region’s access to the GCF, including strengthening country capacity, improving coordination and developing strong partnerships.

The event has contributed to building a pipeline of Pacific proposals for the GCF, with a range of potential proposal ideas across themes such as water, energy, strengthening resilience, and transport.

At the technical workshop over the last two days of the meeting, Pacific Island countries worked with Accredited Entities and other partners to further develop key ideas into proposals so they can be ready for GCF Board consideration later this year, and beyond. This included practical discussions on potential regional programmes including in renewable energy, energy efficiency, insurance, and oceans.

Participants developed a Pacific GCF roadmap that identified a range of potential country and regional level proposals to be prepared for GCF consideration. The roadmap, coupled with strong partnerships and networks formed during the Pacific Regional Meeting, will help maintain the momentum for the Pacific towards realising its ambition and maximising benefits for the region with the GCF.