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The Third National Communication (TNC) for Vanuatu is ready for submission to the UNFCCC this month. Vanuatu’s Third National Communication is an essential document for Vanuatu to fulfill its reporting ...
Post Date: 01-Feb-2021
The Vanuatu Metabolic Analysis Report has been released in January 2021. This analysis of circular economy opportunities for Vanuatu seeks to help reduce the waste flow of imported materials, while ...
Post Date: 27-Jan-2021
Vanuatu’s Enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions 2020-2030 (updated) was developed with support from the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The first section of this ...
Post Date: 07-Jan-2021
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) is launching the new Call Center aimed at boosting public access to its warning services in Vanuatu. The Call Center is established in ...
Post Date: 01-Apr-2020
GCF has introduced a new application process for smaller-scale projects or programmes: Do you have a project that is ready for scaling up, and has the potential for transformation to ...
Post Date: 27-Feb-2018
Please refer to this website for more information. The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from Vanuatu who are motivated to make a difference at home. Applications ...
Post Date: 27-Feb-2018
On 30 January, over thirty participants from the Government, Civil Society, Private Sector, and Development Partners were trained in the usage of the website of the National Advisory Board on ...
Post Date: 30-Jan-2018
The Vanuatu Rural Electrification Project (VERP) launched in 2016 to address the high demand of lighting and phone charging in rural communities is now extended to urban areas. But that ...
Post Date: 31-Oct-2017
The Goverment and the Societe de Service Petroliers (SSP) has agreed, in what is understood to be a first for the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) and the SSP, to ...
Post Date: 26-Oct-2017
A signing ceremony took place on 13 October at the Energy4All premises in Port Vila between the Government of Vanuatu, represented by the Director General of the Ministry of Climate ...
Post Date: 13-Oct-2017
A professional Massive Open Online Course on off-grid electricity access is starting at the end of October! The course adopts a unique multidisciplinary perspective to develop innovative mindsets and cross ...
Post Date: 12-Oct-2017
The Government of Vanuatu through the Department of Energy (DoE) provided solar electricity systems to the people of Tanna on a recent trip from 27 July to 5 August. The ...
Post Date: 29-Aug-2017
A Media and Stakeholder Workshop was held on the 3rd‐7th of July at the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department (VMGD) at the Ministry of Climate Change. The 4-day workshop aims ...
Post Date: 31-Jul-2017
A USD55 million project aimed to improve management of environmental data and information kicked off this month. The project ‘CB2/Cross Cutting Capacity Development (CCCD)’ is supported by the UNDP, ...
Post Date: 31-Jul-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 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
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
This week the Government of Vanuatu, in partnership with GIZ climate change, has concluded the first ever program to link rural tourism operators with renewable energy technologies.  Twenty-nine island bungalows ...
Post Date: 26-Aug-2016
Armenia, Cabo Verde, Kyrgyzstan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam Submit INDCs 29 September 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Vanuatu, Armenia, Cabo Verde, Kyrgyzstan and ...
Post Date: 02-Oct-2015
Natural Disasters and UNDP MDG Carbon have issued the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) on Rural Electrification in Vanuatu.  The overall target of the NAMA is to support Vanuatu in ...
Post Date: 15-Sep-2015
lETTER FROM PRESIDENT OF KIRIBATI Your Excellency, On behalf of the Govemment and the people of Kiribati, allow me to begin by sharing with you all our traditional blessing ...
Post Date: 17-Aug-2015
VACANCY NOTICE   Consultant Assignment – Technical Advisor     The Department of Energy within the Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disaster is now seeking ...
Post Date: 04-Dec-2014
Public Notice (in English, French and Bislama) DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONSULTATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR VANUATU GPOBA GRID-BASED ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT The Department of Energy plans ...
Post Date: 06-Dec-2013
23 October 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) opened a new global center for Energy Efficiency as part ...
Post Date: 25-Oct-2013