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Vanuatu

Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers. The islands offer scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks such as the WWII-era troopship SS President Coolidge. Harborside Port Vila, the nation’s capital and economic center, is on the island of Efate. The city is home to the Vanuatu National Museum, which explores the nation’s Melanesian culture.

Member since: 2011

 

Capital

Port Vila

Population (2015)

299,882

GNI Per Capita (2016)

$2,726.6

Emissions Per Capita (2014)

0.524 tons

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National Focal Points

Mr. Johnety Jerette

ACTING DIRECTOR, UN DESK OFFICER

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr Brian Phillips

MANAGER, CLIMATE CHANGE & DRR PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT, VANUATU METEOROGICAL SERVICES

Vanuatu Meteorological Services, Ministry for Infrastructure &; Public Utilities

Mr. Mike Sam Waiwai

DIRECTOR

Government of Vanuatu

Mr. Yvon Basil

ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL

Government of Vanuatu

National Climate Vulnerability Level and actions

0 Average

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Adaptation: Priority Sectors:

1) Agriculture and food security;

2) Sustainable tourism development;

3) Community based marine resource management;

4) Sustainable forest management + 1 other highlighted priority sector.

Reduce GHG emissions by 100% (in relation to GHG emissions BAU levels (2010)) by 2030 for the electricity sub-sector and Reduce GHG emissions by 30% (in relation to GHG emissions BAU levels (2010)) by 2030 for energy sector as a whole conditional to external support.

Adaptation: Priority Sectors:

1) Agriculture and food security;

2) Sustainable tourism development;

3) Community based marine resource management;

4) Sustainable forest management + 1 other highlighted priority sector.

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