Donors and Partners
Please use this page to find more information about the Fijian COP23 Presidency’s donors and partners. Here, you will also find important financial documents, including the Presidency budget. Please use the buttons below to navigate the page.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of our donors, which have made financial contributions to the COP23 Presidency. This support is allowing us to fulfill the obligations and mandate of the Presidency. The full list of donors can be viewed below:
The Commonwealth of Australia
The Kingdom of Belgium
The People’s Republic of China
The Republic of Estonia
The European Union
The Republic of France
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Republic of India
The State of Israel
The Republic of Italy
The Republic of Korea
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
The Kingdom of Norway
The State of Qatar
The Russian Federation
The Kingdom of Spain
The Kingdom of Sweden
The Swiss Confederation
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The United States of America
The Asian Development Bank
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The Fijian Presidency and the Fijian Government have worked with a number of partners on various projects and initiatives that support the Presidency’s vision. These include the following.
The Ocean Pathway Partnership
The Fijian COP23 Presidency launched the Ocean Pathway Partnership to encourage the climate negotiations process to address the relationship between climate change and the ocean. In the true spirit of the Grand Coalition, the partnership will consolidate existing work being done to create a coordinated effort among governments at all levels, existing ocean alliances and coalitions, civil society and the private sector. The partnership will be co-chaired by Fiji and Sweden, who are joining forces again after leading the inaugural UN Ocean Conference in June 2017.
The InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance
The Fijian COP23 Presidency is supporting the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to launch the InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions, which aims to bring affordable insurance and other financial protection to millions of vulnerable people around the world. The 110 million Euro (US $125 million) contribution from BMZ follows a £30 million (US $39 million) commitment that was made by the Government of the United Kingdom in July.
Health and Climate in Small Island Developing States
The Fijian COP23 Presidency is supporting the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) special initiative to protect people living in Small Island Developing States from the health impacts of climate change. The initiative is focused on developing health systems that are resilient to climate change, in addition to reducing carbon emissions from countries around the world to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries.
Pacific Regional NDC Hub
The Fijian COP23 Presidency is supporting the NDC Partnership’s work to establish a new regional hub to support the implementation of NDCs in the Pacific. The Regional Pacific NDC Hub will be based in Suva, Fiji, and will provide expertise for developing regional solutions to mitigate global warming and enhance efforts by Pacific islands to adapt to climate change.
Supporting Global Networks for Ambition
Under the leadership of the Fijian COP23 Presidency, Fiji has joined forces with 176 jurisdictions on six continents in the Under2 Coalition, which collectively represent more than 36 countries, 1.2 billion people and $28.8 trillion GDP, to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius.
Using Technology to Spread the Message
The Fijian COP23 Presidency is working closely with the World Bank’s Connect4Climate Program to maximise global outreach before, during and after COP23. Specifically, the Presidency and Connect4Climate joined forces on the #Uniting4Climate campaign, which included a Virtual Reality Pitch Competition. The initiative was designed to challenge people’s creativity by asking them to come up with concepts that use virtual reality to give new insights into climate action, explore much needed climate solutions, and help people experience the reality of a global issue that is more urgent now than ever.
Connect4Climate also supported the Presidency’s effort to create a live link between Suva and Bonn that showcased performances by some of Fiji’s most powerful performers and youth orators.
Supporting Climate Journalism in the Pacific
Working with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UNFCCC secretariat, the Fijian COP23 Presidency supported the Pacific Island Journalism Competition that brought ten journalists from the region to Bonn to report from the UN climate conference. The ten outstanding journalists from print, on-line and radio/TV received sponsored participation in the conference, media training at the prestigious Deutsche Welle Akademie and access to UN and other experts. As a result, the Pacific Environment Journalists Network was launched.
Digital Surge on Social Media
The Fijian COP23 Presidency worked with the United Nations Foundation and other partners to host the #Uniting4Climate Global Digital Surge, which was an effort to bring audiences together from across the globe to boldly declare support for climate action. The surge reached 22 million people in 103 countries and generated more than 136 million impressions.
Using Virtual Reality to Show the Impacts of Climate Change
The Fijian COP23 Presidency worked closely with the World Bank to develop a virtual reality experience that was unveiled at COP23, which transported delegates to the front lines of climate change in Fiji. In 2018, the experience – “Our Home, Our People” – will go on a world tour at a number of festivals and events, as well as be showcased at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney in an exhibit that highlights innovation in telling climate change stories. The film accompanied the launch of Fiji’s Climate Vulnerability Assessment – which is the first in the Pacific region – produced by the Bank.
Fiji Rural Electrification Fund
The Fijian Government is working with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) to establish a fund to bring renewable energy to eligible rural communities across the country. The fund will provide the capital costs associated with bringing clean, renewable energy to off-grid rural communities in Fiji. By recycling the electricity fees paid by communities for clean, renewable energy back into the construction of clean energy systems for additional communities, it is intended that this new vehicle structure can be self-sustaining and could be replicated across the Pacific and other vulnerable nations.
Sovereign Green Bond
The Fijian Government worked with the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation to become the first emerging market – and third country in the world – to issue a sovereign green bond. The first tranche floated FJ $40 million, and the week-long tender saw an oversubscription that ballooned to more than double that amount, with tenders received for FJ $87.71 million.
Urban Water Supply and Wastewater Management Investment Program
The Fijian Government has signed the financing arrangements for a project designed to improve access to sustainable water supply and sewerage services for approximately 270,000 Fijians in the greater Suva area. The US $405 million project will take into account the increasing population and the need for more climate-resilient infrastructure. The project is funded through loans from the ADB (US $153.2 million) and EIB (US $70.8 million), a grant by the Green Climate Fund (US $31 million) and Government funding (US $150.1 million). The new water supply and wastewater management project is the first project funded under the Accreditation Master Agreement signed between the ADB and GCF in July 2017.
Insurance Products for Vulnerable and Low-Income Households
With the support of the Asian Development Bank, the Fijian Government launched an important new initiative to develop finance and insurance products that are tailor-made to the needs and circumstances of vulnerable and low-income households in Fiji and other Pacific island countries. The Pacific Climate Finance and Insurance Incubator – known as the Drua Incubator – will bring together leaders in finance, investment and insurance to develop and “incubate” transformational and scalable financial and insurance products that meet the specific requirements of Pacific Small Island Development States. The Government of Luxembourg will provide initial funding of 1 million Euros for the initiative.
Managing Coastal Blue Carbon Ecosystems
Working with Fiji and other Pacific countries, Australia will support efforts to protect and manage coastal blue carbon ecosystems in the Pacific. These ecosystems – mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses – sequester more carbon per square metre than almost any other ecosystem and play an important role as fisheries’ breeding grounds and natural buffers against coastal erosion from rising seas. AU $6 million will be provided to strengthen blue carbon data, knowledge and capacity in the Pacific; support its integration into national greenhouse gas accounting and climate policy; and seek to catalyse public and private sector investment.
Powering Past Coal Alliance
At COP23, Fiji joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance, a global partnership to accelerate clean growth and climate protection through the rapid phase-out of traditional coal power. The Alliance includes 25 partners across a broad range of governments, businesses, and organisations committed to a safer climate, healthier people, and a cleaner economy.
Official Partner Label
If your organisation has provided financial or in-kind support to the COP23 Presidency, it is eligible to use the Official Parter Label in marketing material.
You can view and download the COP23 Budget, COP23 Presidency Trust Fund Act, and policy guidelines using the links below: