UNDP Pacific Green Transformation Project

GREEN TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

Promoting Green Transformation in the Pacific

Donor
 
Implementing Agency
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL
PROJECT COUNTRIES

Background


With every 0.1 degree rise in the average global temperature, the threats from climate-induced disasters increase disproportionately affecting fragile ecosystems, impacting socioeconomic systems, and fueling instability and volatility.

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. At COP26 SIDS leaders stated that climate action is a matter of survival for these nations, that are facing more frequent and extreme weather events causing devastating damage to the environment, human life, and economies.

Therefore, climate mitigation and adaptation actions are paramount, and access to finance is at the heart of climate action. SIDS are highly vulnerable due to their dependence on imports of goods, services, energy supply, and economies that lack diversification.

The COVID-19 pandemic and impacts from the war in Ukraine have exacerbated these vulnerabilities, decimating tourism, intensifying socio-economic shocks, increasing food insecurity, and raising the costs of fossil fuels, resulting in aftershocks felt across the SIDS that are expected to persist for years.

The need for new growth strategies is critical to address multi-dimensional socio-economic risks, to shift to sustainable development to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels, drive economic growth, and help people cope with the impacts of climate change.

UNDP has been supporting countries to promote green growth, build resilience to crises, and respond to the growing adaptation and mitigation needs through several initiatives including its flagship Climate Promise initiative. The initiative, the biggest of its kind, supports developing countries in delivering their national climate pledges, namely Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), that set emission reduction targets.

About the Project


The Pacific Green Transformation Project aims to advance climate action through innovation, helping communities build resilience, and adapt to climate risks, by providing access to renewable energy, for the most vulnerable to overcome a persistent energy crisis and drive green transformation across the Pacific and beyond.

Project Framework


The 4-countries project funded by the Government of Japan, is being implemented under the overarching goal of the Climate Promise framework. Lessons learned from the Climate Promise initiative will enrich the implementation process of the Pacific Green Transportation Project. The country-level climate actions and investments have been developed based on country-specific contexts to best realize their green transformation ambitions for a more inclusive, gender-responsive, and climate-resilient future.

IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS
National Governments, UN Agencies, Civil Society, Women and Youth Associations and the Private Sector

DURATION
February 2023 - February 2025

Total Budget
USD 37.5 million

Project Countries


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Impact

START DATE

February 2023

END DATE

February 2025

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE
IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

UNDP

DONORS

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$6,066,721

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2023$183,084

2024$385,597

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Contact Information


 

UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
Regional Project Management Unit

Simbitwe Mwiya
simbotwe.mwiya@undp.org

Papua New Guinea
Project Management Unit
UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office

Firdavs Faizulloev
firdavs.faizulloev@undp.org

Samoa
Project Management Unit
UNDP Samoa Country Office

Vladimir Kalinski
vladimir.kalinski@undp.org

Timor-Leste
Project Management Unit
UNDP Timor-Leste Country Office

Palmira Vilanova
Palmira.vilanova@undp.org

Vanuatu
Project Management Unit
UNDP in Vanuatu

Imran Khan
imran.khan@undp.org