Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP)

Objectives


Installation of solar panels and equipment on the island of Apolima, Samoa. Photo credit: UNDP Samoa MCO.

The global environment and development goal of PIGGAREP is the reduction of the growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel use in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) through the removal of the barriers to the widespread and cost effective use of feasible renewable energy (RE) technologies. The specific objective of the project is the promotion of the productive use of RE to reduce GHG emission by removing the major barriers to the widespread and cost-effective use of commercially viable RE technologies (RETs). PIGGAREP consists of various activities whose outputs will contribute to the removal of the major barriers to the widespread utilization of RE technologies (RETs). This project will help the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and eight other PICs achieve the following objective and goal:

Overall Objective

This project will help the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and eight other PICs achieve the following objective: To reduce the growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel use in the PICs through the widespread and cost-effective use of RE resources, and application of feasible RE technologies.



Longterm Goal

To reduce PIC GHG emissions by at least 2 million tons by 2015. The potential for available RE resources would also be developed and used in a more effective way.

Overview
Project Cycle
2008 - 2014
Budget


- USD $5.3 million from GEF
- USD $3million from Denmark through SIDS/DOCK
Funding Source
GEF mitigation funds
Implementing Partners


- SPREP
- Governments of the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu
Collaborating Partners


- Representatives from ministries for the environment, public works, water, energy & foreign affairs in participating countries
- Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
- Non-Governmental Organizations active in the Pacific Islands particularly those that focus on environmental quality & areas of regional concern
- Technical experts in the participating countries that benefit the project
Contact at UNDP
Mina Weydahl
Project Brief