Overview of Potential CDM Project Opportunities in Vanuatu
Vanuatu is an archipelago of volcanic islands and submarine volcanoes located between latitude
12o and 23o south and longitude 166o to 173o east, some 1,300 km from north to south in the
Western Pacific Ocean. It comprises over 80 islands with land area of 12,336 km2 and a maritime
exclusive economic zone of 680,000 km2. The two largest islands, Espiritu Santo and Malekula
comprise nearly 50% of the total land mass. The total coastline is about 2,528 km long.
The climate in Vanuatu varies from wet tropical in the northern islands to dryer subtropical in the
south of the archipelago. Average temperatures range between 21oC and 27oC and average
humidity ranges between 75% and 80%.