Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Greater Port Vila

Executive Summary

This report constitutes the complete outputs of

the climate vulnerability a

ssessment carried out by

RMIT University for Port Vila,

Vanuatu throughout 2014. This act

ivity forms part of the broader

agenda for UN-Habitat’s Cities an

d Climate Change Initi

ative (CCCI) in the Pacific region. The

content contained in this report is based on knowledge

generated through three visits to the city by

both report authors, a variety of eng

agement activity (interviews, wor

Vanuatu Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Policy. 2016 -2030

Executive summary
Vanuatu is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change and disaster risks. The island nation
experiences cyclones, storm surges, landslides, flooding and droughts, which may become more intense as a result of
climate change. Vanuatu is also highly exposed to geophysical threats such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and
tsunamis, as well as human, animal and plant diseases, and human-caused disasters.

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action on Rural Electrification in Vanuatu

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action on Rural Electrification in Vanuatu


11 Sep 2015



The Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disasters and UNDP MDG Carbon have issued the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) on Rural Electrification in Vanuatu.  


Climate Change in the Pacific: Scientific Assessment and New Research

Climate Change in the Pacific is a rigorously researched, peer-reviewed scientific assessment of the climate of the western Pacific region. Building on the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this two volume publication represents a comprehensive resource on the climate of the Pacific.


Nasara De Nuages (Cloud Nasara)- French Version

Les îles du Vanuatu sont exposées à des conditions d’extrême sécheresse ou de pluies intenses en raison des perturbations créées par
El Niño et La Niña. Ces conditions climatiques, ajoutées à des évènements extrêmes comme des cyclones, peuvent avoir de graves conséquences sur la qualité de l’eau, l’hygiène alimentaire, les infrastructures (maisons et routes, par exemple), les moyens de subsistence et la santé. Cependant, une bonne information climatique et météorologique, des alertes et des prévisions, peuvent nous aider à anticiper et à faire face à l’évolution des risques.

Klaod Nasara (Cloud Nasara) - Bislama version

Ol aelan blong Vanuatu oli save experiensem ol taem we i drae from El Niño moa wetwet tumas from La Niña. Ol taem olsem, wetem ol kaen weta olsem saeklon i save spoilem wota, kakai, infrastrakja (olsem haos mo rod), laef mo helt blong ol man. Be gudfala infomesen, woning wetem klaemet fokast i save helpem yumi blong save mo mekem ol man i redi from ol had taem we oli stap kam yet.

Cloud Nasara - English version

The Cloud Nasara animation and this tool kit aim to increase awareness of the science of El Niño and La Niña and their impacts. The tool kit also seeks to encourage discussion around how communities, schools, organisations, government departments and businesses in Vanuatu can access forecast information from the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department (VMGD), pro-actively communicate and work together with other stakeholders, and take early action to prepare for future El Niño and La Niña events.