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EU Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE)

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on May 15, 2015 - 3:53pm
Project Information
Project Level: 
Regional
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Start Year: 
2014

The ACSE programme will help the 15 Pacific ACP countries (Cook Islands, East-Timor, Fiji, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) to address three main challenges common to all of them:

  1. adapting to climate change;
  2. reducing their reliance on fossil fuels;
  3. and capacity building. 

The total project cost is €37.26 (FJ$95.37) million with the European Union contributing €35.5 (FJ$90.86) million through the European Development Fund (EDF). For the implementation of this programme, the European Union will be working in partnership with the German International Cooperation Agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ), the New Zealand Government, the Asian Development Bank and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

The ACSE programme has three components:

  1. Component 1: EU-GIZ Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Programme (18.64 million Euros) which is administered by the GIZ;
  2. Component 2: Energy Catalytic Component (10 million Euros) which is managed by selected Pacific Island countries, and is partly co-funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the New Zealand Government; and
  3. Component 3: Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on sustainable energy and climate change adaptation (6.1 million Euros) which is managed by the SPC in partnership with USP.

The EU-GIZ ACSE is :

  • Administered by GIZ
  •  Implemented by fifteen PACPs with a partner entity of their choice
  •  Implemented through on-the-ground projects on climate change adaptation (CCA) and sustainable energy (SE).

The country allocation can fund up to two approved projects per country in the field of CCA and/or SE (or projects covering both areas). Countries should only integrate CCA and SE into one project where there are synergies. In general, CCA and SE initiatives should form separate projects, and separate PDDs.

Type of Funding: 
Grant Aid

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