The Council of Ministers have decided in favor of a new National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) for 2016-2025 in their eighth ordinary meeting on 24 April, 2014. The NSDP is a timely item in the...More
In 2013 a community consultation and participatory planning process took place on the Island of Epi in Vanuatu. Residents assembled a 1:20,000 scale physical 3D model of the island and its...More
Just before the Easter long weekend, the Fiji Ministry of Education held a national curriculum consultation that finalised the process of incorporating climate change and disaster risk management...More
Pacific Ocean Melanesia -- Efate, Vanuatu (+) Bleaching Watch (+) and (-): indicating increase or decrease in bleaching thermal stress level at a station from its previous stress level. Current...More
The Program Management Unit (PMU) to the National Advisory Board for Climate Change and DRR (NAB) and UNDP have asked stakeholders provide feedback on the results and recommendations of their Climate...More
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is offering grants to civil society organizations throughout the Pacific, including Vanuatu to implement climate change adaptation projects. The...More
ByAnita Roberts Vanuatu can now model sea level rise, storm surge and cyclone, tsunamis inundation and will be able to plan and manage the impacts of climate change and coastal disasters after...More
The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) contains contributions from three Working Groups. Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate change. Working Group II assesses impacts,...More
Title: NAPs for developing countries like Vanuatu National adaptation plans (NAPs) were defined by the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC as a process to enable Least Developed Countries (...More
24 March 2014: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released its annual climate statement, which confirms that 2013 tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest on record, continuing the long-term...More

What Is The NAB?

The NAB Secretariat's Malcolm Dalesa, Principal Scientific Officer: Climate Change Adaptation and DRR, gives an overview of how the NAB was formed, where it sits in the national framework of climate change and disaster risk reduction, how the NAB will work with government, civil society and NGOs, and the main work elements planned for 2014 onwards. 

The attached presentation gives examples of how NAB can provide assistance to those working on climate change and disaster risk reduction activities in Vanuatu.

A copy of the 'What is the NAB' presentation can be downloaded from this article.

The Department of Energy within the Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disaster is now seeking a consultant to undertake the services of a Technical Advisor to develop the Subsidy Implementation...More