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A Webinar on

Experiences of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme as a Regional Direct Access Entity to the Green Climate Fund

9 March 2018, 11:00 AM (Bangkok Time)


This webinar shared practices and lessons learnt by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as a regional direct access entity to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).


Espen Ronneberg, SPREP Climate Change Adviser, was the presenter of this 75 minute webinar. He shared some of SPREP's experiences during GCF project initiation, preparation, submission and implementation. SPREP's first project “Climate Information Service for Resilient Development in Vanuatu” was approved by the Board of GCF in 2016. The webinar also provided insights on future approaches by the national and regional direct access entities on project design, development and funding submission to GCF.

Click on this link to download the PowerPoint presentation utilized during the webinar. 



The GCF was set up by the 194 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010, as an operating entity of the Convention’s financial mechanism. It aims to assist the achievement of the ultimate objective of the Convention on stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations “at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human-induced) interference with the climate system.” The Board of GCF has approved 81 projects, out of which 19 are submitted by direct access accredited entities. 

The Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC at its twenty-second session requested the Board of  GCF to facilitate an increase in the amount of direct access proposals in the pipeline. In response, GCF promotes national and regional direct access through its Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme, and Project Preparation Facility. GCF also encourages capacity building programmes for National Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to share best practices and lessons learnt through a peer-to-peer approach.

  • Presentations (30mins)

  • Questions & Answers (45mins)


140 representatives from National Designated Authorities/Focal Points, Accredited Entities of the Green Climate Fund, government officials, UN agencies, civil society, private sector, institutional investors, and other stakeholders, attended this webinar.

Asian Institute of Technology, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Contact Information

Ms. Qing Xia
Senior Programme Specialist, Climate Change Cluster
Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

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