PG1 Readiness Support to Strengthen Papua New Guinea’s Engagement with the Green Climate Fund

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q4  Dec 18 2017
End Date q2 Jun 30 2020
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 827,427
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Green Climate Fund and Korean International Cooperation Agency
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
GGGI Project Code : PG1
Project Manager and Staff +
Roxane Chritine M. Castelein

Analyst - GIS- Fiji/Vanuatu

Achala Abeysinghe

Asia Regional Director and Head of Programs

Rosi Banuve

Senior Associate- Pacific Region

Hohit Seyoum Gebreegziabher

Project Officer, Papua New Guinea

Jennifer Shirley Nila

Finance and Administrative Associate, Papua New Guinea

PNG is one of the most vulnerable countries to the adverse effects of climate change. Adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change remains a high priority and this is guided and supported by PNG’s overall country policies and strategies such as the Vision 2050 Plan, the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development for PNG, PNG Climate Change (Management) Act, and the National Climate Compatible Development Management Policy.
PNG places a high priority on accessing climate finance to assist in addressing its adaptation and mitigation needs. This Readiness Support proposal is the first attempt for PNG to access GCF funds to strengthen its engagement with the Fund. The aim of the project is to strengthen PNG’s engagement with the GCF and support the functions of Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) as the National Designated Authority (NDA) to the GCF through three key outcomes:

• Strengthening country capacity, especially the CCDA as the National Designated Authority;
• Consultative stakeholder engagement and developing the GCF Country Programme; and
• Mobilizing and engaging with the private sector to contribute to climate resilience and low carbon development in PNG.

With the aim of these key outcomes, the GGGI team, under the leadership and guidance of the CCDA has delivered:
• Four regional workshops covering all 22 provinces in PNG and one sectoral awareness
raising workshop;
• A private sector forum, in coordination with Business Council of PNG and the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce;
• Three successful webinars on GCF gender guidelines, GCF Country Program and the No Objection Procedure as well as a webinar training on climate finance monitoring and evaluation

The final project outputs that have successfully been delivered include:

• GCF PNG Country Program
• GCF No Objection Procedure
• GCF Operational Manual
• Gender Guidelines
• Private Sector Mobilization and Engagement Report
• CCDA Capacity Needs Assessment
• GCF Sectoral Training Manual.