Strengthening Vanuatu's International Climate Change Negotiating Capacity

Strengthening Vanuatu's International Climate Change Negotiating Capacity


The National Advisory Board on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (NAB) plans to administer a multistage planning process leading up the annual Conference of the Parties (COP), to be held in Warsaw, Poland this November. The project, Strengthening Vanuatu’s International Climate Change Negotiating Capacity, encompasses itself in seeks to increase national capacity regarding the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) while improving national representation in the country’s COP delegation through the inclusion of civil society members, youth, and women. This project also seeks to expand the national understanding of international climate change negotiations, congruent to the technical training of national delegates. The result will be an informed media and public that better understand the role of their delegation at COP.

This proposal should be viewed as a pilot project in a longer-term effort to strengthen Vanuatu’s international UNFCCC negotiating capacity. This plan, implemented for the lead up to COP19, can be built upon in future years by expanding preparation times and dedicating more activities related to capacity building of a higher number of Vanuatu climate advocates, COP preparatory activities, coordination with AOSIS and public awareness events. 


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Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu

Latitude: -17.734818
Longitude: 168.322029

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COP19 Project
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Start Date: 
Monday, August 12, 2013
End Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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