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.
The general objectives are to:
- Identify the policy, legislative and regulatory barriers to improving the energy efficiency in Vanuatu’s land transport sector
- Identify the technical, financial, institutional, awareness and capacity barriers to improving the energy efficiency in Vanuatu’s land transport sector
- Develop an implementation plan, budget and an M&E framework for the barrier removals for supporting a vibrant and low emission land transport sector in Vanuatu
- Develop a GCF Project Concept Note for Vanuatu using the information and data collected from the feasibility study
The anticipated activities to be performed by the TA would include:
- Desktop Study and Inception Report – this report would confirm the consultant’s understanding of the assignment, his/her approach and methodology and some of his/her findings on the current status of land transport sector in Vanuatu
- Mission trips, Consultations and Workshops – The TA will make two trips to Vanuatu on this assignment- one towards the start and the other towards the end of the assignment. The consultant is expected to conduct extensive consultations with key stakeholders including a series of national workshops for face-to-face meetings. All matters relating to the gender aspects of the project will be dealt with in the workshops.
- Surveys and Baseline Assessments – The consultancy may consider conducting surveys during the assignment to confirm any uncertainty in the assignment and to establish baseline data for the project for future M&E purposes.
- Capacity Development on Low Emission Land Transport - – Given that energy efficiency in the land transport will be new for many people in Vanuatu especially when we are considering introducing electric vehicles, it is important that some of the policy makers including senior officials of the Government are aware and taught on the benefits of switching to electric vehicles.
It is expected that the following deliverables will be the outcome of this TA:
- Draft Feasibility Study Report on Low Emissions in Vanuatu’s land transport Sector
- Final Feasibility Study Report on Low Emissions in Vanuatu’s land transport Sector
- Draft a GCF Project Concept Note Proposal for the funding of the Low Emission in Vanuatu’s Land Transport Sector
- Consultation and Workshop Reports
- Capacity Development Report