A beachfront villa at The Rarotonga Resort damaged by the king tides last month. A meeting to help the private sector “raise ambitions” for climate resilience is being held today. 22071329
A meeting to help the private sector ‘raise ambitions’ for climate resilience is being hosted by the Chamber of Commerce today.
chief executive Rebecca Tavioni said participants would receive a greater
understanding of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) project development processes.
GCF is a global fund created by the United Nations to assist countries adapt
and mitigate to climate change.
impact the private sector has on achieving the Cook Islands National Sustainable
Development Goals is substantial,” Tavioni said.
Chamber has focused on how the private sector can tap into funding sources
purpose of this workshop is not only to raise awareness of the activities
currently undertaken in the country but also to discuss two concept notes
Chamber has drafted to progress into full pledged projects targeted at Cook
workshop is an opportunity for us to gain some key insights from our
for Climate Change Cook Islands, Wayne King will speak at the event along with
Kelvin Passfield from non-governmental environmental group Te Ipukarea Society.
Meyer, manager of Motu Villas, and owner of Circle Cook Islands Sabine Janneck
will also speak at the event on how their business operates with an environment
said he was interested in identifying how the private sector and the public
sector could work better together to implement climate change projects.
workshop in my mind is one way of starting to identify those key areas,” he
“Climate change affects everyone of us, it’s not
just affecting the government, or the private sector or just community groups,
it’s everyone. So collectively we need to be able to address climate change in
said Climate Change Cook Islands was working on upgrading buildings to be
resilient to cyclones. To do this it would need the private sectors
participation in leading the building project.
said this was an example of how the public and private sector needed to work
together on climate change related issues.
said he thought the private sector was in the stage of better understanding the
impacts of climate change.
know the impact of what could happen, they’ve seen it in first hand evidence in
fact in the last month or so.”