Vanuatu UNFCCC

Vanuatu UNFCCC

Description

Description: 

Vanuatu has reformed its UNFCCC engagement approach since 2012, greatly expanding the caliber and capacity of its delegation to annual Conferences of the Parties, as well as opening the negotiation process to a wide group of stakeholders from Government and non-Government organizations.

COP22, to be held in Marrakesh, Moroco will be a crucial conference, as it must operationalize the Paris Agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of limiting global warming.

Vanuatu has a special role in this COP22 negotiation as it seeks to raise ambition on greenhouse gas mitigation, specifically to limit warming to 1.5C.  Vanuatu also aims to ensure strong provisions and requirements around Loss and Damage are met, particularly as it proceeds down a long road of recovery and reconstruction after the devastation caused by severe tropical cyclone Pam in early 2015.

For more information, contact VanuatuUNFCCC@gmail.com

Objectives: 
Vanuatu has reformed its UNFCCC engagement approach since 2012, greatly expanding the caliber and capacity of its delegation to annual Conferences of the Parties, as well as opening the negotiation process to a wide group of stakeholders from Government and non-Government organizations. An outstanding delegation has been assembled to forward Vanuatu’s national interests at COP22. 1) Develop and refine Vanuatu’s core negotiating positions for further domestic consultation 2) Review key COP processes and identify entry points for Vanuatu in the lead up to COP21 3) Better understand the current negotiation context, and identify negotiation partners and strategic alliances 4) Expand delegate negotiation and textual comprehension skills through practical and hands-on experience 5) Enhance an understanding of the role of media and public engagement in the COP21 process before, during and after COP21 5) Further elaborate and plan for additional COP21 preparatory activities within Vanuatu, including the discussion and design of a major public event to draw attention to Vanuatu’s climate plight.

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Project Information

Short Title: 
UNFCCC
Project Scope: 
Start Date: 
Sunday, October 13, 2013
End Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019