Vision & Values

Our Mandate

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.

Our Vision

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:

  1. Improve NDC planning, policy, strategy and legislation in PICs.
  2. Strengthen enabling environment for NDC implementation.
  3. Accelerate NDC action and project/program implementation in PICs.
  4. Enhance NDC measurement, reporting and verification and transparency of climate action.

Values

connectivity value

Connectivity

The Hub connects country initiatives and programmes to the right resources. It creates a dynamic network of member states, enabling exchange of knowledge and best practices. It facilitates  Pacific strength and leadership in unity and employs initiatives built on communication, and the power of regionalism, helping reduce distance between islands.

Collaboration value

Collaboration

The Hub values and works to harness collaboration with local governments, private sector, civil societies, and regional and international partner institutions that have extensive knowledge and expertise in climate research and implementation. It works with various financing partners with a shared a vision. This contributes to the SDG goal 17: Partnership for the goals.

climate leadership

Climate Leadership

Despite emitting a negligible amount of greenhouse, the Pacific is taking leadership in climate action, inspiring international communities to follow suit.  The Pacific is working towards a low-carbon development pathway, developing ways integrate clean energy as a way of life to create sustainable communities. Contributes to SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy.

Pacific-Ownership

Pacific Ownership

The Hub is Pacific-owned and driven. It has a steering committee that provides guidance and monitors the progress of the Hub, which is made up of three sub-regions in the PICTs. The Hub sources project expertise to provide quality service delivery to PICTs, looking first to expertise and local resources within the region.

People-centered

People-Centred approach

While the work in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) around Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement is backed by strong political will, the Hub recognises that at the core of it are people. It is the welfare of the Pacific people and their environment that has demanded the realisation of this level of active climate action.

Inclusiveness

Inclusiveness

The Hub works within a diverse network of people, cultures, and environment. It is accessible to all sectors and democratises resources to all PICTs having equal access to them. We work with integrity, respecting and including everyone irrespective of their gender, age, cultural background and disability. We value the spirit of teamwork and diversity, using it as its strength to work towards the Hubs vision.

Innovation

Innovation

The Hub is a one-stop-shop for climate support in the Pacific region. It provides country- and sector-specific technical assistance and facilitates
match-making of support to Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) for NDC implementation, enhancement, and financing. This all-round support includes strengthening policy and institutional instruments as well as capacity development of PICTs in understanding and implementing NDC reporting requirements. The Hub also constantly works to overcome barriers and finds innovative ways to service country requests.