The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub first opened its door in Mauritius in September 2016. As the central Hub it receives and manages requests for capacity and technical assistance to secure climate finance.
In 2017 the Hub began deploying experts to ministries of finance and environment to help developing countries access the billions of dollars pledged for effective climate action. The initiative is an integral part of the Commonwealth’s new Regenerative Development to Reverse Climate Change initiative, and governments have welcomed its vital support.
Describing Mauritius as one of the countries “most exposed to the adverse effects of climate change”, the country’s Minister of Finance, Pravind Jugnauth, said: “As both the host of the Hub and a Small Island Developing Country benefiting from it, Mauritius warmly welcomes the deployment of National Advisers to beneficiary countries.
“These National Advisers will provide the required capacity-building for countries to access climate funds. The success of the Hub will be crucial to our efforts in combating the effects of global warming.”
Patrick Karani is the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub expert who is assigned to the Ministry of Finance in Mauritius.
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