The Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) leaders first envisioned the need for a dedicated regional facility to support the implementation of the nationally determined contributions of the Pacific island countries at the inaugural Climate Action Pacific Partnership Conference held in Fiji in July 2017. The PSIDS leaders expressed the urgency of climate action in pursuit of the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement and the need for PICs to bolster their adaptive capacity and build resilience.
At the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the UNFCCC, the Fijian Prime Minister and COP23 President Josaia V. Bainimarama formally launched the Regional Pacific NDC Hub – a dedicated regional facility, created and owned by the PICs – to provide catalytic support for NDC implementation in PICs and support processes of ambition
ratcheting and transparency of climate action. It was envisioned that the new regional facility would make a contribution to the global NDC Partnership.
A sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient Pacific.
Our Goals and Objectives
The central goal of the Hub is to realise the vision of a sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient Pacific. By supporting processes for the full implementation of the NDCs that PICs have committed to under the Paris Agreement considering their national circumstances, including mobilising support through its internal and external partners and its broader network, the Hub aims to advance the following specific objectives:
- Improve NDC planning, policy, strategy and legislation in PICs.
- Strengthen enabling environment for NDC implementation.
- Accelerate NDC action and project/program implementation in PICs.
- Enhance NDC measurement, reporting and verification and transparency of climate action.