New information products aim to climate-proof Vanuatu’s key sectors

PORT VILA: New climate information products that explain how climate change is likely to affect key sectors of Vanuatu’s economy, and how to plan practical adaptations to address climate risk, were unveiled last week in Port Vila.The new information products are targeted at an audience of Vanuatu Government policymakers, technical experts, and field officers. They were developed for the Climate Information Services for Resilient Development in Vanuatu Project (known in Bislama as ‘VanKIRAP’) by delivery partner CSIRO, Australia’s national scientific and industrial research organisation.The products cover Vanuatu’s agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure, tourism and water sectors and incorporate science-based historical data and future projections to identify how climate change is already affecting each sector, and how each will be impacted over the short and long term by climate change.

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