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RTSM assists Vanuatu draw down on Green Climate Fund financing

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The Regional Technical Support Mechanism (RTSM) is proud to have played a pivotal role in the recently approved, GCF USD 23Million grant for the Climate Information Services for Resilient Development project.

Implemented by SPREP and administered by the Asia Development Bank, the RTSM financed and deployed a climate scientist from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research to develop the Vanuatu Framework for Climate Services, which served as one of the key documents justifying a suite of proposed activities for implementation under the newly approved project. Project activities will build on the priorities and associated aspirations of the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) Strategic Plan and key recommendations of the Vanuatu Framework for Climate Services.

Other pipeline projects identified by SPREP in its role as Regional Implementing Entity include the Republic of Marshall Islands proposal for climate proofing agriculture to enhance food security and growth in RMI. The RTSM looks forward to assisting RMI in the development of feasibility studies, analysis and options as supporting data and information to support RMI’s Adaptation Fund proposal. Several other RTSM Technical Assistance (TA) are scheduled for deployment to Nauru and Samoa over the coming months. The Nauru RTSM TA aims to carry out a pre-feasibility and design analysis assessment to identify a set of water priority investment options and activities for Nauru to progress immediately to implementation, with support from development partners and donors. The options will provide practical steps towards achieving climate resilience and water security in Nauru. The expected outputs of the RTSM TA will serve as a pre-feasibility and scoping input to a donor project proposal for the Adaptation Fund or Green Climate Fund.

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