Cook Island News, 13th October 2018

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) board will consider Cook Islands’ application for accreditation of Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) as a nationally accredited entity, deputy prime minister Mark Brown has confirmed.

Brown, who is attending the inaugural Global National Designated Authorities (NDA) Conference in Incheon, South Korea, said accreditation would mean the Cook Islands could apply directly to the GCF for climate finance.

He praised the Climate Change team at the Office of the Prime Minister and MFEM, especially leader Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, for the achievement.

Brown was invited to the meeting to speak on two panels about climate financing as it applies to the Cook Islands.

The meeting was to explore how GCF climate finance can help drive climate action around the world.

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