The Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Hub is a multi-partner platform comprised of implementing partners: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). The Hub works in contribution to the NDC Partnership, and works with other external partners, currently the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in delivering NDC related support to Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).
These esteemed development partners have been providing development support to Pacific countries for several decades and bring a deepened understanding of the region and the development needs of the countries to the Hub.
The international development organisation is renowned for knowledge and innovation in such areas as fisheries science, public health surveillance, geoscience and conservation of plant genetic resources for food security and focusses on a suite of cross-cutting issues including like climate change, disaster risk reduction, human rights. etc.
SPREP is the region’s key inter-governmental organisation for environment and sustainable development. With its vision to sustain Pacific livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with Pacific cultures, the organisation prioritises strategic regional goals and objectives on climate change resilience, environmental monitoring and governance, island and ocean ecosystems, and waste management and pollution control. SPREP champions integrated, ecosystem-based approaches to support the priority environmental needs of its Pacific member countries and territories.
GIZ has been working in the Pacific region since 1977 and supports Pacific states on climate change response including on adaptation to climate change and sustainable energy, forest conservation, marine and coastal biodiversity management and supporting Pacific countries transition to low-carbon sea transport.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a treaty-based international organization headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea. GGGI supports member and partner countries to transition to a model of green growth, that simultaneously achieves poverty reduction, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and economic growth. As of 2020, GGGI has 38 Members and delivers programs for more than 30 Members and partners – in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific – with technical support, capacity building, policy planning and implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects.
GGGI has five member countries in the Pacific: Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu and works with fourteen Pacific Island Countries through its regional green growth program.
The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development. Through the Partnership, members leverage their resources and expertise to provide countries with the tools they need to implement their NDCs and combat climate change to build a better future.
UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, UNDP help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. In the Pacific, it provides regional and country support to 10 countries and regional support to 5 countries on three focus areas: effective governance, inclusive growth and resilience and sustainable development, of which gender and human rights are mainstreamed.
With 163 members, IRENA plays a leading role in the energy transformation as a centre of excellence for knowledge and innovation, a global voice for renewables, a network hub and a source of advice and support for countries. Through the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative, IRENA is supporting the energy transformation of the Pacific Small Island Developing States to a sustainable, climate resilient, low-carbon energy future grounded in the vision of national governments.
Together, these organisations bring to the table a unique combination of technical expertise, know-how and institutional strength for NDC implementation in the Pacific region. Moreover, they offer diversity, which is an important tool for driving climate action through a multi-disciplinary approach and significantly through the development agenda of governments.