Vanuatu is a small island country in the Pacific which depends almost entirely on imported fossil fuel for its energy and transport needs.
The continuous reliance on these fossil fuels is not only unsustainable for Vanuatu but goes against Vanuatu’s national climate change mitigation ambition as reflected in its Nationally Determined Contributions, its Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, its National Energy Roadmap and Vanuatu’s National Sustainable Development Plan.
Vanuatu imports over 56 million litres of fuel each year with diesel being the largest volume (63%). Of this, land transport has the lion share of 50% followed by electricity (38%). Consequently, it is safe to say that the largest contributor of GHG emissions in Vanuatu comes from the land transport sector.
There is very little information available on the land transport sector. The information on land transport are very fragmented due to the unclear institutional frameworks in place. It is therefore very difficult to make evidence-based decision making in terms of policy and legislative frameworks for low emission transport system.
Hence, Vanuatu has made this CTCN request to study the land transport sector and clearly identify the feasibility of reducing GHG emissions through the implementation of energy efficiency measures in Vanuatu’s land transport sector.
This technical assistance is aimed at clearly identifying the feasibility of reducing GHG emissions through the implementation of energy efficiency measures in Vanuatu’s land transport sector.
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