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Tuvalu: Climate Change

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 72408, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the progress of projects funded by her Department that are designed to improve the resilience and adaptation to climate change for the people of Tuvalu.

Answered on

18 November 2021

Pacific Island Countries are amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The UK provides a range of support across the Pacific to finance adaptation in order to increase resilience to climate change. Most UK aid in the Pacific is delivered through multilateral institutions such as the Green Climate Fund. The Green Climate Fund currently has two projects under implementation and in progress that benefit Tuvalu. The Tuvaluan Coastal Adaptation Project aims to protect Tuvalu from the impact of rising sea levels and increasing cyclone events that threaten the country. A second Green Climate Fund project aims to enhance the climate information services in five Pacific countries, including Tuvalu, and support increased climate-resilient sustainable development. The Green Climate Fund's performance was assessed as meeting expectations in its most recent FCDO Annual Review. Reviews of this nature assess performance at the portfolio-level, and do not look at individual projects