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Vanuatu

Official name: 

Republic of Vanuatu

Region: 
National Designated Entity
Type of organisation: Government/Ministry
Name: 
Mr. Jesse Benjamin
Position: 
Director General
Phone: 
+678 24686
Emails: 
jbenjamin@vanuatu.gov.vu

Vanuatu (2012)

Energy profile
  • Feasibility study for low emission land transport sector in Vanuatu

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Phase: 
    Design
    Countries: 
    Objective: 

    Context

    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 Sustainable Development Plan.

  • INDC of Vanuatu

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan: 
    Country: 

    The mitigation contribution for the Vanuatu INDC submission is a sector specific target of transitioning to close to 100% renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2030. This target would replace nearly all fossil fuel requirements for electricity generation in the country and be consistent with the National Energy Road Map (NERM) target of 65% renewable energy by 2020.

  • Republic of Vanuatu: National Adaptation Programme for Action

    Type: 
    Publication
    Objective: 

    Given Vanuatu"s vulnerability status with regards to climate change and sea-level rise, the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) served as an avenue to raise awareness and understanding at all levels in society, with respect to vulnerability and adaptation issues of greatest significance to the country. The initiatives that were undertaken to identify and implement appropriate activities to be implemented in priority sectors, in order to enhance the resilience of Vanuatu to climate change (including extreme events), through adaptation, were identified and documented.

  • Increasing Resilience to Climate Change and Natural Hazards in Vanuatu

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, December 4, 2012
    Sectors: 

    The objective of the Increasing Resilience to Climate Change and Natural Hazards Project is to help increase the resilience of communities in Vanuatu to the impacts of climate variability and change and natural hazards on food and water security as well as livelihoods. There are four components to the project. The first component of the project is institutional strengthening for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.

  • Vanuatu: renewables readiness assesment

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, June 1, 2015
    Objective: 

    This report asses the status of renewable energy in the archipelago of Vanuatu, located in the western Pacific Ocean.

    Vanuatu has drawn up a National Energy Road Map (NERM) which acts as the energy policy. Actions needed to reach the NERM targets are divided into three categories and a number of recommendations provided on: intuitions and policy, grid-connected renewables and off-grid renewables.

  • Using Participatory Three-Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) to facilitate community decision making: a case study from the Vanuatu Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    This report focuses on the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project in In Vanuatu, which focuses on coastal zone management, and specifically the coastal roads on the island of Epi, which are being damaged by flooding and coastal erosion. The project is working with local communities to develop appropriate solutions that contribute to more resilient infrastructure.

  • Health impacts of climate change in Vanuatu: an assessment and adaptation action plan

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Objective: 
    Sectors: 

    Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool for analysing potential health issues during planning stages of proposals using established systematic mechanisms to demonstrate factors that could affect health and to consider potential response options. This study used the HIA framework to consider potential health impacts of climate change on the population of Vanuatu, to assess the risks and propose adaptive responses.

  • Climate change vulnerability assessment: Greater Port Vila

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015
    Objective: 

    This reports on a series of assessments made for the city of Port Vila, Vanuatu to measure the baseline for understanding critical social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities and range of risks in the face of climate change.

    This report is based on knowledge generated through three visits to the city by both report authors, a variety of engagement activity (interviews, workshops and a transect walk), elicitation of local/traditional knowledge, collating and analysing available primary data, and a comprehensive desk-top analysis of relevant literature.

  • The Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management

    Type: 
    NDE
    Country: 
    Name: 
    Mr. Jesse Benjamin
    Position: 
    Director General
    Phone: 
    +678 24686
    Emails: 
    jbenjamin@vanuatu.gov.vu
  • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Vanuatu

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    This report describes how Vanuatu's primary energy supply is dominated by biomass used mainly for rural cooking and imported petroleum products used for urban energy and transport. However, the government has set targets to increase the share of sustainable renewables in the energy mix, particularly to replace costly fossil-fuel imports for power generation.

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