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The Vanuatu Meteo and Geo-Hazards Division together with the Project Management Unit (PMU) have launched the new weather focasting system that was acquired last year. This new weather system was ...
Post Date: 20-May-2017
(Bonn, 10 May 2017) - As part of a journalism competition launched today, ten journalists from the Pacific island region will get the unique chance to travel to and report from ...
Post Date: 19-May-2017
The Competition If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about the inspiring actions you are taking to ...
Post Date: 19-May-2017
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) has received an award for excellence in disaster response at this year’s New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) awards ceremony held in Wellington, New ...
Post Date: 18-May-2017
Paramount Chief Maseiman of Pango, South Efate, and his community took the initiative to launch a Tsunami Siren, Tsunami Information Boards and Tsunami Evacuation Signs located in their village on ...
Post Date: 18-May-2017
The NDC Partnership recently launched the first comprehensive online platform focused specifically on resources that help countries implement their national climate commitments (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs). The NDC Toolbox Navigator (beta) is a searchable ...
Post Date: 16-May-2017
The 2017 conference theme is ‘Ecosystem-based adaptation’ and will examine the benefits and challenges of incorporating natural resources and ecosystems into climate adaptation work. Field visits that take place ...
Post Date: 11-May-2017
APIA, Samoa (Samoa Observer, April 27, 2017) – The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (S.P.T.O) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (G.I.Z.) GmbH will enter into a partnership to collaborate ...
Post Date: 11-May-2017
The Pacific Island Forum Secretariat is seeking Grant Applications under the EU-funded Strengthening Non-state Actors (NSAs) Engagement in Regional Policy Development and Implementation Programme. The Grants aim to strengthen and ...
Post Date: 11-May-2017
GCF 101 is a stripped-down guide to help people understand how the Fund works. This guide is a simple, comprehensive road map for anybody who would like to access the ...
Post Date: 11-May-2017
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