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ReliefWeb, 16th February 2018

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Niue Readiness Project has officially commenced with the launch of the Project at an Inception Workshop held at the Matavai resort in Niue on 9 February 2018. The GCF Readiness project will support Niue to work more effectively with the GCF and other partners to access finance to address the countries priority climate change needs.

The workshop, facilitated by the Project Management and Coordination Unit (PMCU) of the Premiers office in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) brought together representatives across government, non-government and business sectors to discuss the most effective way Niue can work together to ensure effective, high impact and sustainable use of climate finance that it can access through the GCF.

In her opening remarks Associate Minister Ms. Mona Ainu'u reminded participants that it is the mission of the Niue government to ensure the security and welfare of all residents of Niue and that climate change, as a cross-cutting issue, poses additional challenges that effects everyone.

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