Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge.
You are invited to the Vanuatu Climate Finance Forum. Returning from the UN Climate Change Conference in Morocco, it is apparent that much remains to be done to prepare our nation to receive and benefit from the climate finance flows reaching our shores.
Your participation is humbly requested on 30thNovember & 1st December 2016
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm each day
Lunch will be provided.
Venue: Le Lagoon.
Please find attached the agenda for FSAC meeting tomorrow Wednesday 02.11.16.
The meeting will be held at the Yumi Go Haos (Directorate building) Conference room from 2pm - 3pm.
See you all there.
As you are aware, the Ministries of Trade and Agriculture together with the private sector are planning an exciting and major 3-day end of year event from 9th to 11th November (starting in exactly 10 days’ time!). Planning process is well underway.
The Ministry of Climate through DEPC and IUCN will be conducting the GEF6 national stakeholder consultation from 07 – 11 November in Port Villa. This will include meeting with relevant government departments and ministries, NGOs, private sectors, civil society groups and individuals through focus group meeting, workshop and interviews with individuals. The objectives of the consultations are:
As we are very soon to enter our yearly cyclone season, please be advised that the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is planning to have a final review of its Cyclone Support Plan on November 3rd, 2016. This review is mainly to give everyone a clearly picture on what your respective role is should there be any cyclone in the coming weeks or months. This review will only focus on the roles and responsibilities each organisation is to take if a cyclone happens to affect our country.
In 2015 we were taken off guard (TC Pam). Due to that, and thanks to the support of Dr Chris and GIZ, we managed to set up a RRU to help with TC Pam emergencyrelief support and relevant follow up work to date. This time around we must be prepared.
I am aware, recently a SOP (standard operating procedure) to deal with agriculture-related issues notably during/after cyclones. It will be very important that atMinistry level the Minister knows so he can brief Parliament on what measures MALFFB will take in future. The FSAC has also been meeting regularly since TC Pam.
The Vanuatu Fisheries Department along with the French National research Institute for Sustainable Development wishes to invite you, or your delegated representative(s) to the First National Workshop on Crown-of-Thorns. The workshop will be on the 25th of October 2016 at the Melanesian Hotel, Port Vila.
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is scheduled to take place from 7-18 November 2016. During COP 22, parties will, inter alia, begin preparations for entry into force of the Paris Agreement.