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Feasibility study for low emission land transport sector in Vanuatu


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.

There is very little information available on the land transport sector. The public transportation system in Vanuatu is still inefficient due to no transport routing systems established. The public transportation system is owned by individuals with no control from the central or provincial governments. This makes the number of buses and taxes uncontrollable leading to more air pollution and increased emission of greenhouse gases.

Vanuatu lacks the policy and legislative framework to control the importation of inefficient vehicles into the country. The lack of education and awareness on the importation and use of low emission vehicles is a barrier to the rapid uptake of energy efficient vehicles into the country.  

CTCN Support

  • Feasibility study which will inform the Government on the missing information that is required for the development of the low emission land transport system in Vanuatu
  • Assist in developing a Simplified Approval Process (SAP) project proposal under the Green Climate Fund for the actual implementation of the initiatives identified in the feasibility study

Expected Impact

  • Identified the feasibility of reducing GHG emissions through implementing energy efficiency in Vanuatu’s land transport sector
  • Drafted GCF financing proposal for the funding of the low emission in Vanuatu’s land transport sector