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About this course: Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With ...
Post Date: 11-May-2017
As part of its efforts to prepare a future cadre of climate change professionals, USAID LEAF and the US Forest Service worked with 14 universities and training institutes from the ...
Post Date: 11-May-2017
On our way to a remote forest village on Tanna, an island in the Tafea province of Vanuatu, we stop at Lenakel to buy water.  In the local creole, Bislama, ...
Post Date: 11-May-2017
The Economics of Climate Change Adaptation programme was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Adapt Asia-Pacific Project, the Asian Development Bank, the ...
Post Date: 11-May-2017
Early this year, a team of NIWA researchers, SPC technical staff and staff from the Vanuatu NDMO and Geoscience Division successfully implemented a case study design workshop in Port Vila ...
Post Date: 31-Mar-2017
The Vanuatu Rural Electrification Project (VREP) Phase 2 is expected to benefit another 8,950 rural households. Early this month, the Department of Energy has secured US$14.1 miillion Funding for VREP ...
Post Date: 31-Mar-2017
From 20-24 March, the National Advisory Board on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (NAB) hosted a series of events on climate finance at the Ministry of Climate Change in Port ...
Post Date: 31-Mar-2017
Last year and this year saw the installation of tsunami warning systems around Port Vila and Luganville. These activities were possible through the Japan-funded project MDRR (Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction) ...
Post Date: 30-Mar-2017
The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has developed three guidelines to assist the nation during emergency evacuations: the Evacuation Selection and Assessment Guidelines, the Operation and Management of Evacuation Site ...
Post Date: 30-Mar-2017
Next Week from 20-24 March, the Vanuatu National Advisory Board on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction will be hosting a series of events in relation to Climate Finance.    ...
Post Date: 17-Mar-2017
Worldlife Day 2017Today, 3rd March is World Wildlife Day. The UN theme for this year is “Listen to the young people”. The VESS team is heading out to Eratap to ...
Post Date: 03-Mar-2017
The UN CC:e-Learn platform has just undergone a complete makeover. The platform, which was launched in 2014, still boasts its state of the art e-learning courses in six different ...
Post Date: 24-Feb-2017
Context Vanuatu and its people bear little responsibility for climate change, although it is particularly vulnerable to its impacts. Government has placed a high priority on improved climate ...
Post Date: 15-Feb-2017
Dear Climate-L readers,   A report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by the Nairobi Framework Partnership in 2016 is now available at http://bit.ly/NFP_NDCsurvey.   The survey looks at ...
Post Date: 10-Feb-2017
Folks have taken the opportunity to raise some key issues relating to Australia’s engagement on climate change. This letter popped up on my news feed this morning from the ...
Post Date: 06-Feb-2017
Australian Ambassador for Climate Change Hon. Patrick Suckling was recently in Suva for bilateral talks with the Fiji Government who is the current President of the Conference of Parties to ...
Post Date: 06-Feb-2017
On 27 January 2017, the Lonamilo community on Tanna celebrated the opening of a new USAID funded evacuation centre with a delegation from Port Vila. The delegation to the USAID Coastal ...
Post Date: 29-Jan-2017
Mr Espen Ronneberg, the Climate Change Adviser of SPREP first started in the UN Negotiation Process in 1992. He saw the entry into force of the United Nations Framework Convention ...
Post Date: 17-Nov-2016
15 November 2016, UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech, Morocco - The Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) was the focus of a special event at the UN Climate talks in Marrakech this week. ...
Post Date: 17-Nov-2016
16 November 2016, UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech, Morocco -  The integrated approach to building resilient communities is well documented in the Pacific region. However, more efforts still need to be made ...
Post Date: 17-Nov-2016
  Today is a special day for this government; it marks the end of three yearsof drafting, re-drafting and consulting on Vanuatu’s next 15-year National Sustainable Development Plan. You have ...
Post Date: 17-Nov-2016
  First edition of the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) Newsletter: New guidelines for environmental impact assessment (EIA) were launched at the twenty-seventh annual SPREP meeting ...
Post Date: 16-Nov-2016
President-elect Donald Trump has not minced words about his approach to environment and energy policy: He loathes regulation and wants to increase the use of coal, offshore drilling and fracking. ...
Post Date: 14-Nov-2016
The election of a U.S. president who has called global warming a "hoax" raised questions Wednesday about America's involvement in the Paris Agreement on climate change — and the future ...
Post Date: 10-Nov-2016
4 November 2016, UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech, Morocco – The Pacific islands have helped make world history as the Paris Agreement comes into force, with all 14 Pacific island parties to the ...
Post Date: 09-Nov-2016