In 2015, The Republic of Vanuatu undertook a program of activities in order to prepare for and effectively negotiate for a new climate change treaty under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris, France from 30 November to 12 December. 

Preparations of the Vanuatu Delegation. 

Prior to COP21 the Government of Vanuatu, through the National Advisory Board on Climate Change & Disaster Risk reduction, established a UNFCCC Taskforce to support the preparation of the delegation towards the negotiations.  The taskforce was requested to develop a preparation plan of action, formalize a delegation, develop key negotiating positions, and seek finance to ensure participation of the delegation at COP21.   Financial support for COP21 preparations came primarily from the German Government through the GIZ Global program on Loss & Damage, with additional financial inputs from Oxfam.

Timeline of events:
  • Delegation call for expressions of interest in May 2015
  • Final Selection of Delegates in September 2015
  • Youth mock UNFCCC Negotiation August 2015
  • Taskforce outreach to Donors- July-October 2015
  • Delegation Training by SPREP, PIFS, USP & GIZ – 13-16 October 2015
  • Public COP21 Engagement @ FestNapuan 28-30 October 2015
  • COP21 in Paris – 30 November-12 December 2015
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Longitude: 168.316253