The Cook Islands is a small island developing state consisting of 15 small islands. It is particularly vulnerable and at the forefront of the impacts of climate change such as sea level rise, increased temperatures, ocean acidification, increased precipitation and lengthy drought periods affecting ecosystem services, livelihoods, infrastructure and economic progress. Due to funding and capacity constraints, the Cook Islands have not been able to undertake a full Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) and develop a technology roadmap.
The Office of the Prime Minister has contacted the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) to assist the islands in conducting a TNA, developing a technology roadmap, and a GCF Readiness proposal.
The documents will inform institutional processes, policies and regulations for climate-specific technology deployment. This will strongly contribute to sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient development as well as the assurance of quality and international standards adherence to climate technologies.