PR1 Green growth governance – Pacific Regional Support for Green Growth and NDC Implementation (Establishment and 1st phase of the Pacific NDC Hub-2019)

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission
Start Date Q1  20170320
End Date q1 202003
Funding Source Earmarked, Core
Actual Budget (USD) 322,188
Budget Percentage 59.3%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 191,177
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 322,188
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) The funds for the Pacific NDC Hub is flowing through GIZ as the manager of the NDC Hub funding.
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) GIZ is funding GGGI’s activities in the Pacific NDC Hub. The donors are Germany, Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Name of consortium members, if any GIZ, SPC, SPREP (implementing partners)
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
GGGI Project Code : PR1
Project Manager and Staff +
Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu

Katerina Syngellakis

Pacific Policy Advisor

Siddhartha Nauduri

Senior Analyst, GHGs Data Measurement and Verification for Transparent MRV

Project context, objectives and description

GGGI is an implementing partner of the Pacific NDC Hub. GGGI’s activities in the Hub started in October 2019. The Pacific NDC Hub aims to support Pacific Island Countries (PICs) to enhance and successfully implement their NDCs. The Hub is a direct outcome of the inaugural Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP) Conference, organized by the Fiji COP23 Presidency. In 2017, the Hon. Prime Minister of Fiji and President of COP 23 formally launched the Pacific NDC Hub.

The project objective is to help PICs enhance and implement their country’s NDC driving sustainable and resilient development and transition to a low carbon development pathway. This project is aligned with IO1 (Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing, and institutional frameworks) and IO3 (improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments). And our activities in the Hub directly support GGGI SO1:GHG emission reductions.

The outcome of the NDC Hub for 2019-2020 is to strengthen national NDC planning and implementation with i) the preparation of NDC implementation roadmaps, NDC investment plans & project pipelines; ii) support MRV systems establishment; iii) knowledge sharing among NDC Hub country members.

The Hub addresses several challenges its member countries are coping with, including limited in-country capacities, lack of economies of scale, and lack of integration of the NDC value chain.

To support the country members of the NDC Hub GGGI has started the following activities in 2019:

  •  NDC implementation roadmaps in Kiribati;
  •  NDC Investment plan and project pipeline in Fiji and Kiribati;
  •  MRV systems establishment in Solomon Islands;
  •  Knowledge Sharing with workshops and a monthly newsletter sent to our country members.

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Improved living and health standards for rural and urban citizens in the Pacific region (with replication potential to other SIDS) through environmentally resilient and mitigating interventions that address basic needs and are socially and gender inclusive. Promoting green growth for the Pacific (and across all SIDS) by supporting Pacific Islands Countries to develop their green growth policies, and articulate actions to meet their Green growth objectives and achieve their NDCs.

Specifically, the work through the Pacific NDC Hub will:

i) enable more efficient use of energy, more renewable energy projects and low carbon mobility solutions; ii) increase cooperation and awareness of low-carbon solutions; iii) improve the skills, tools and processes to track mitigation progress – all leading to GHG emission reduction (GGGI SO1).

Outcome: The outcome is planned to be completed in 2020.

Project Outputs completed in 2019:

Given this project implementation started in October 2019 most outputs will be completed in 2020.

i. Green Growth Policies: To be completed in 2020.

ii. Green Investments: N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:

  • Webinar on NDC planning and implementation through the Virtual island Summit
  • Capacity building on NDC roadmap and investment plan and projects pipeline in Kiribati
  • Pacific information and knowledge management, including delivery of 4 NDC Hub newsletters · Workshop for Pacific media and communications sector.