Meta Data
Draft: 
No
Revision of previous policy?: 
No
Effective Start Year: 
2016
Effective End Year: 
2030
Scope: 
National
Document Type: 
Overarching Policy
Economic Sector: 
Power, Multi-Sector
Energy Types: 
All, Power, Renewable, Other
Issued by: 
Government of the Republic of Vanuatu
Overall Summary: 
This Vanuatu Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Policy has been developed with support from the United Nations Development Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community – German Agency for International Cooperation (SPC/GIZ), and the Australian Government. A wide range of national government ministries and departments have contributed to the development of this policy, including participation in delivering provincial consultation workshops. The Policy reaffirms the Vanuatu's Government key priority of achieving sustainable and resilient development across all levels and sectors in, by addressing the risks faced from climate change and disaster impacts. The vision for the Vanuatu Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Policy is: ‘Vanuatu is a resilient community, environment and economy’.
Efficiency
EE transport standards : 
Support implementation of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map and energy considerations for climate change adaptation and risk reduction by: [...] ensuring the reduction in fossil fuel burning for engines by replacing heavy diesel fuel combustion engines with alternative technologies that use cleaner, lighter fuels; [...]ensuring improvements in the fuel efficiency for the transport sector (land, sea and air) by standardising engine fuel efficiency; ensuring that national fuel quality standards are enacted; [...].
Renewable Energy
RE priorities: 
Support implementation of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map and energy considerations for climate change adaptation and risk reduction by: • encouraging the increased use of renewable energy sources in power generation and lighting activities with the participation of all energy service providers; [...].
Environment
Pollution control action plans: 
Support implementation of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map and energy considerations for climate change adaptation and risk reduction by:[...] implementing activities for measuring effluent at potential pollution sites such as diesel power generation plants and at traffic ways.
Decarbonization strategy: 
Support implementation of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map and energy considerations for climate change adaptation and risk reduction by: • encouraging the increased use of renewable energy sources in power generation and lighting activities with the participation of all energy service providers; • ensuring the reduction in fossil fuel burning for engines by replacing heavy diesel fuel combustion engines with alternative technologies that use cleaner, lighter fuels; • exploring the possibility of powering sea-going vessels and land-based vehicles with renewable energy; • ensuring improvements in the fuel efficiency for the transport sector (land, sea and air) by standardising engine fuel efficiency; • ensuring that national fuel quality standards are enacted; [...]
Cooperation in env.: 
Ensure that adequate funding is available for climate change and disaster risk reduction by: exploring opportunities for partnering with the private sector for investment in climate change and disaster risk reduction, including in renewable energy and waste management; [...]
Investment
Investment climate development: 
Ensure that adequate funding is available for climate change and disaster risk reduction by: exploring opportunities for partnering with the private sector for investment in climate change and disaster risk reduction, including in renewable energy and waste management; [...]
Governance
M&E of policy implementation: 
The Ministry of Climate Change (MCC) will lead the implementation of this policy.[...]. MCC will develop a five-year strategy to drive the implementation of the policy within the ministry.
Technology
Clean energy technology priorities: 
Support implementation of the Vanuatu National Energy Road Map and energy considerations for climate change adaptation and risk reduction by: exploring the possibility of powering sea-going vessels and land-based vehicles with renewable energy; [...] • ensuring the reduction in fossil fuel burning for engines by replacing heavy diesel fuel combustion engines with alternative technologies that use cleaner, lighter fuels; [...].