Minister Brown praises GCF Team

“I am especially proud of the fact that our application process was done entirely in-house said Minister Brown speaking on the Green Climate Direct Funding approval for the Cook Islands. “Our small, but very talented team of Cook Islands professionals demonstrated that world class capability exists in our small but highly professional organizations,”

“The road to accreditation has involved two years of tireless work, but this development is a significant milestone for the Cook Islands he said,”

MFEM are proud of this milestone as the Cook Islands is the first amongst the Pacific island countries to receive accreditation to the fund as a national direct access entity.”

According to Brown this accreditation will, “assist our country in meeting our carbon emissions reductions and also assist in financing adaptation initiatives to strengthen our country against the impacts of climate change”.

“What we now need is for the wealthy countries that are responsible for carbon emissions to contribute to the fund so that countries like us that are being hurt by their actions can protect ourselves.”

The GCF Cook Islands Team – Ana Tiraa,Amelia Fukofuka-Murare, Wayne King, Minister Mark Brown, Krystina Kauvai-Tatuava, Vaine Nooroa-Arioka.