Current Projects

View more details about our current projects in the Cook Islands. Our projects focus on areas of biodiversity, waste, land degration, inland waters and conservation to bring long-term benefits to our island communities.

NES - Current Projects
CURRENT PROJECTSFUNDERAMOUNTSTAGETIMEFRAMEPARTNERLink
Pacific Ocean Litter Project (POLP)Australian GovernmentAU$800,000Approved2023-2025SPREP
Titā ki te Titā koreCook Islands GovernmentNZ$360,000Implementation2023 - 2025CIGThttps://environment.gov.ck/partnerships/current-projects/tita-ki-te-titakore/
HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan Stage IMultilateral FundUSD $50,400ImplementationOngoingUNEP
HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan Stage IIMultilateral FundUSD $40,000ImplementationOngoingUNEP
Institutional Strengthening Project VII (ISP)Multilateral FundUSD $80,000ImplementationOngoingUNEP
Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA)GEF (CW)USD $39,500Implementation2016-2022SPREP, BRI
Managing IAS for CC Adaptation in the Pacific (MISCCAP)MFATTBCPlanning TBCDoC, SPREP
GEF-7 Project ENUA GEF (BD)USD $3.5 milPlanning/PPG5 yearsUNDPhttps://environment.gov.ck/partnerships/current-projects/cook-islands-gef7-project/
GEF Islands to Islands (I2I)GEF (IW)USD4,995,023Planning 2020 - Ongoing SPREP, UNEP
GEF ISLANDSGEF (CW)USD $700,000Planning 2019-Ongoing SPREP
GEF Enabling Activity - CBDGEF (BD)USD $300,000Planning TBCUNEP
GEF Enabling Activity - UNCCDGEF (LD)USD $100,000Planning TBCUNEP

Tita’ ki te Tita’kore

The National Environment Service (NES) has partnered with Cook Islands General Transport (CIGT) to launch the “Tita’ ki te Tita’ kore Project.” This initiative is aimed at tackling the environmental and health risks posed by the improper disposal of whiteware, electronic waste (E-Waste) and end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) on Rarotonga. This forward-looking initiative reflects the Cook Islands Government’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable waste management practices.

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Cook Islands GEF7 Project

Welcome to the latest update on the Global Environment Facility (GEF) 7 project in the Cook Islands!
This exciting project is working towards enhancing biodiversity considerations and effective protected area management to safeguard the Cook Islands integrated ecosystems and species. It involves many key partners and stakeholders working together towards this common goal.

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Montreal Protocol
(MP) Project

The MP Project aims to phase out Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) & phase down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are man-made chemicals harmful to the our environment and health.

UNEP support the Cook Islands compliance with the control measures, implementing activities and other obligations under the Montreal Protocol.

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