To assist countries understand implications of different adaptation pathways to help prioritise climate change action within the broader context of development needs.
• To provide guidance and insight on the cost effectiveness of adaptation options, based on a set of adaptation scenarios
• Present approach to the economic analysis in a format for ease of replication by governments, regional organisations and donors
The ‘protection of low-lying coastal settlement’ scenario targets improving the understanding of the benefits of adaptation toward building preparedness and reducing the impacts of severe events and climate change, as well as determining the cost effectiveness of adaptation options. These are key requirements identified within the Vanuatu National Adaptation Programme for Action (NAPA).