Learning from the experience of neighbouring countries was on the agenda at Samoa's National Climate Finance Forum in Apia. Given the increasing climate change financing to the Pacific, there is a need to share experiences and lessons given the varying degrees of readiness that exist in Pacific Island Countries.
A special session on the world's largest dedicated climate fund, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) heard the perspectives from the Cook Islands on accessing the Readiness Fund.
Established in 2010 at the United Nations Framework Convention to Climate Change Conference of the Parties, the fund now has 194 signatories with USD 10.3 billion dollars in pledges.
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