How it all began
The people of Pacific Island nations understand the threat of climate emergency better than most. Not only are we among the first to have been impacted by the earth’s aggressively changing climate, but we have responsibility for the largest, most remote part of the Earth: The Pacific Ocean.
Formed by Pacific Island nations, for Pacific Islands nations, ‘the Hub’ helps find the data, resources, and expertise that is needed to implement their climate targets - the ‘Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set by the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement represents a collective effort to limit the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees celsius.
During the first Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP) Conference in 2017, leaders of Pacific Island Governments and stakeholders from across the region called for a mechanism to support Pacific Island Countries (PICs) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The idea received further endorsement at the 2017 Pre-COP in Denarau, Fiji. The same year, COP23 President and Hon. Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama officially launched the Regional Pacific NDC Hub (NDC Hub) during the twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.
The Hub works in contribution to the NDC Partnership, a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development.
The overall objective of the NDC Hub is to support PICTs in reviewing, enhancing and implementing their climate commitments. Supporting PICs to achieve their climate targets will contribute to sustainable and resilient development and promote a transition to a low-carbon development pathway in the Pacific.
The Hub currently serves member countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
The Regional Pacific NDC Hub is administered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and implemented in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Pacific Community – SPC and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Mobilizing this wide range support to the Pacific would not have been possible without the kind and generous support of the donors of the NDC Hub. The NDC Hub implements its activities with financial support from the European Union, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) of New Zealand.