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Climate Finance Access Hub

The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub helps small and vulnerable states secure funding to tackle climate change.

The Hub places experts in government departments to help with grant applications, strengthen climate change policy and build capacity.

How the Hub works

The Hub works on a ‘Hub-and-Spoke’ model. The Commonwealth climate finance experts act as national advisers and share knowledge with the central hub and with their regional counterparts, to create an interconnected network.

The Hub is based in Mauritius and there are currently climate finance advisers deployed in:

  • Tonga
  • Jamaica
  • Barbados
  • Mauritius
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • St Lucia

What support the Hub offers

The Hub helps countries to translate their climate targets into action by helping them to:

  • become self-sufficient (known as capacity building);
  • share knowledge with each other (known as knowledge management); and
  • implement climate change projects (known as technical support).

Capacity building       

The Commonwealth experts help member countries build their in-house climate finance expertise:

While in post the advisers help:

  • access funding;
  • develop policy frameworks;
  • achieve national sustainable development priorities; and
  • set up projects to tackle climate change.

Knowledge management

Via their connections to the other members of the Hub, Commonwealth Climate Finance Advisers can share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned with other climate finance advisers and Commonwealth countries.

Technical support  

Experts are on hand to offer specialised help to countries who need it.

Governance

The Hub’s steering committee is responsible for governance and guiding strategy and policy. The steering committee makes sure that principles of transparency and accountability are upheld, and that the controls and risk management system are robust. Read the steering committee terms of reference (PDF).

How to join

The Hub services are open to all Commonwealth member countries.

For more information or to request support from the Hub please contact: [email protected]

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Country Specific Assistance

Palm trees on a hill with the ocean in the backgroundAntigua and Barbuda

Since 2016, Antigua and Barbuda has secured two readiness grants from the Green Climate Fund. MORE

 

A white sand beach with a city on the far side of the bayBarbados

The Hub has supported the Government of Barbados with six projects in the pipeline ranging in value from US$90,000 to 10,000,000. MORE

 

Hills covered in a thick green forestJamaica

Through the support of the Hub, Jamaica has received a US$0.6 million grant to fund REDD+ readiness actions as part of its Forest Policy. MORE

 

Aerial view of a city by the coastMauritius

The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub first opened its door in Mauritius in September 2016. MORE

 

A garden with the Christ Church in the background in Windhoek, NamibiaNamibia

The National Climate Finance Adviser to Namibia is Denis Valliere. The Hub has helped in the production of 5 projects that have totalled 98.7 million US dollars. MORE

 

Aerial view of an island surrounded by coral reefsTonga

The overarching scope of the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub's technical assistance for Tonga is to build the capacity of the National Climate Change Division. MORE