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1 1 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability- Update Pacific Alliance For Sustainability- Update Prepared for Sub-Regional Workshop of Pacific SIDS, Auckland, New Zealand September by William Ehlers Team Leader –External Affairs Global Environment Facility

2 2 l GEF-PAS consist of 24 projects, GEF Financing over US$98million l GEF PAS programme was approved at the last GEF Council meeting in April l GEF PAS has projects in the areas, of International Waters, Biodiversity, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation, and Persistent Organic Pollutants Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update

3 3 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update Biodiversity Projects

4 4 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update Climate Change Mitigation-Projects

5 5 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update Climate Change Adaptation-Projects

6 6 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update International Waters and POPs Projects

7 7 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update Project Status-Following projects approved: 1-Micronesia Challenge-Full Project under review in GEF Sec 2-Integrated Water Supply Protection-Full project under review in GEF Sec 3-Coral Reef Triangle-Full project under review in GEF Sec 4-Action for the Development of Marshall Island Renewable Energy-Approved/CEO Endorsed

8 8 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update 5-POPs monitoring in the Pacific-PIF Approved 6-Pacifc Adaptation to Climate Change –Full project under review in GEF Sec 7-NAPA Implementation Samoa-PIF/PPG Approved 8-POPs National Implementation Plan in the Cook Islands-Approved 9-Sustainable Economic Development through Renewable Energy in Palau- Approved

9 9 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update l Agencies will provide additional information on the status of the other projects. l Some projects are still under development- Many projects will not make the November council

10 1010 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update l Meeting in Palau finalised the issues of governance structure of the PAS. ( see project document) l GEF is currently working with donors to organise a trust fund to facilitate coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and additional cofinancing

11 1 Pacific Alliance For Sustainability-Update l Preliminary informal discussions have occurred with the GEF and SPREP with regards to coordination of the programme l Hopeful of having an initial meeting of GEF-PAS steering committee during the first half of 2009.


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