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This report describes current trends and Vanuatu’s development ambitions and relates them to circular economy solutions. The most promising recommendations were selected at a national workshop and are based on an analysis of resource use, asset use and waste disposal in the country. The report’s structure and the analytical approach follows that of an earlier Shifting Paradigms project for the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan.10 The report is structured as follows:Part 1: Current situation, developments and ambitions: This part describes the current situation in Vanuatu and important trends going forward. It also highlights which of Vanuatu’s policies and development ambitions align well with a transition to a more circular and low-carbon future.Part 2: Thinking in flows and stocks: Part 2 maps out the material resources used in Vanuatu, distinguishing domestic products from imports. Data visualization helps explain how the use of products, materials and half-fabricates relate to GHG emissions in Vanuatu and emissions associated with the production of imported goods and services. No country starts from scratch when making the transition to a circular economy. Therefore, Part 2 also describes existing circular economy initiatives. They provide the basis from which to expand or develop new initiatives that rely on similar principles and enabling conditions.Part 3: Circular economy strategies: Stakeholders and experts from Vanuatu identified and selected the most promising circular opportunities, which are described in Part 3. The strategies were selected based on their material potential and their ability to reduce GHG emissions by 2030, and to contribute to the development ambitions described in Part 1.
Last NAB Meeting for this year.
Fifth NAB Meeting. Details will be followed as they are available.
Fourth NAB Meeting. Meeting agenda and venue will be confirmed in the coming months.
Third NAB Meeting. Venue and agenda will be circulated in the coming months.
Second NAB Meeting.
The First NAB meeting for this year 2021 is scheduled for Februray 10, at the VMGD Conference Room from 9am to 12midday. An agenda will be sent to all Members and Observers soon.
Vanuatu’s Enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions 2020-2030 (updated) was developed with support from the Climate Action Enhancement Package through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The first section of this report provides an overview of Vanuatu’s national circumstances, including its geographic profile, climate and climate change impacts, environment and natural resources, socioeconomic characteristics (population, health and education), economy and key economic sectors (energy, transport and infrastructure (roads, aviation and shipping), industry, tourism, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture. The second section highlights the Republic of Vanuatu’s long-term vision for climate change and its aspirations along with key policy perspectives. The third section reviews the assessment of GHG emission sectors in Vanuatu as defined by the IPCC. The assessment includes Vanuatu’s GHG emission profile as reported under the first, second and draft third national GHG inventory reports. The fourth section includes the sectoral GHG mitigation potential assessment for each IPCC sector and subsectors applicable to Vanuatu. The fifth section includes a comprehensive list of additional potential mitigation measures identified for each of the relevant IPCC sectors and subsectors, along with potential GHG emissions reduction and emissions scenarios under enhanced NDCs, or WAM. The sixth section of the report covers Vanuatu’s monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system. The integrated MRV tool that the country uses makes it possible to routinely compile data and information that help to track progress towards the realization of the NDC targets, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Oxfam International is a world-wide development organisation that mobilises the power of people against poverty. In the Pacific, we work with our partners to ensure that Pacific Islander women and men (specifically those that are poor, marginalised or excluded) are leading and shaping their development and where their voices are heard and acted on by those in power. In the Pacific, Oxfam’s regional office is based in Suva, Fiji, where our Fiji country office and our base for remote cluster management of the Polynesia/Micronesia country office are also located. We also have offices in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The Pacific Islands Climate Change Collaboration, Influencing and Learning (PACCCIL) project is a four year (2018 – 2021) project funded for the first two years by Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). It aims at strengthening the influencing capacity of civil society actors and networks to ensure that action on climate change in the Pacific region is more effective, inclusive and collaborative. The project will work with key climate change action networks in Vanuatu and at the regional level, as well as facilitate the organising and collective action of civil society actors in Solomon Islands and the Polynesia and Micronesia sub-regions against climate change.