The Regional Pacific NDC Hub has invited its 14 member Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in early May to submit their NDC Country Requests for the third phase by the 26th of May 2022. These country requests will form the work program for the NDC Hub in its third phase which will commence on 1st July 2022.
The Regional Pacific NDC Hub Project Manager Christian Goerg said that the Hub is pleased to invite countries to submit their requests after a successful Phase Two of the Project that has completed more than 30 activities across the 14 Pacific Island Countries.
“We’ve had a very successful Phase Two across 2020-2021 and we are looking forward to continuing to scale-up and further enhance a sustainable portfolio of support for our member PICs in the region to achieve their climate action ambitions,” Goerg said.
“We are especially thankful to our Pacific Island governments for their oversight and guidance to the Hub’s work program over the past two years, as well as to national stakeholders and experts, enabling successful implementation of all the activities on the ground,” he added.
“As we prepare for the third phase, I would like to reiterate that the Hub is Pacific owned and demand driven, and therefore we look forward to the continued ownership of the activities for the next phase of the project,” Goerg said.
“The country requests that have been submitted in May 2022 will be reviewed and further solidified with our national focal points by the NDC Hub Technical Committee,” he added.
The Regional Pacific NDC Hub carries out activities based on specific country requests from member Pacific Islands and these activities are implemented by the four partners of the Hub. These are the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (lead partner), Pacific Community (SPC), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are national climate change mitigation plans which highlight country’s climate actions through climate related targets, policies and projects. As a signatory to the Paris Agreement, countries are required to prepare, communicate and maintain successive NDCs in contribution to global climate action.
The Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub arose as a response to calls from Pacific Island Countries (PICs) for a regional platform to support them in implementing, enhancing and financing their NDCs. The NDC Hub was officially launched by the Prime Minister of Fiji and COP23 President Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama in 2017 in Bonn, Germany. The Pacific NDC Hub works with its 14 member countries and these are: The Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The Regional Pacific NDC Hub is administered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and implemented through the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in contribution to NDC Partnership.