Vanuatu is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate impacts, including climate-related natural disasters and the effects of slow-onset events such as sea-level rise and ocean acidification. While Vanuatu’s geographic location leaves it highly exposed to cyclones, more than 90 percent of its infrastructure, measured in economic terms, is located 500m from the coastline.
The Government of Vanuatu has identified the need to be able to undertake systematic efforts to inform and prepare its public to manage expected climate changes.
This project will help address this need by achieving a paradigm shift to standardize the use of science-based climate information. This is seen as a necessary base to underpin awareness raising and long-term policy planning around climate change.
This project will expand the use of Climate Information Services (CIS) in five targeted sectors: tourism, agriculture, infrastructure, water management and fisheries. Specific project goals include building technical capacity to harness and manage climate data, developing practical CIS tools, fostering their use and disseminating tailored climate information.
Climate Information and Services (CIS) provides people and organisations with timely, tailored climate-related knowledge and information that they can use to reduce climate-related losses and enhance benefits, including the protection of lives, livelihoods and property.
The Project responds to priorities identified in the Vanuatu Framework for Climate Services and the Vanuatu Meteorology and GEO-Hazards Department (VMGD) Strategic Development Plan, which where further validated via a national consultation and design process.
The project objectives are to:
- build the technical capacity across five development sectors (agriculture, fisheries, tourism, infrastructure, and water) at National, provincial and community levels in Vanuatu to harness and apply climate information and services for more resilient, policy making, strategic programming, project delivery and decision making
The Project will deliver activities across 6 interlinked components as described below:
The goals of this project are to:
- Enhanced capacity and capability of national development agents, to understand, access and apply CIS
- Enhanced CIS communications, knowledge products, tools, and resources for practical application to development processes
- Enhanced reliability, functionality, utility and timeliness of underlying CIS delivery systems and data collection infrastructure
- Enhanced scientific data, information and knowledge of past, present and future climate to facilitate innovated and resilient development
- GCF (grant) $18.1m
- Vanuatu Government (in-kind) US$ 1.5m
- CSIRO US$ $436,400
- APCC US$ $180,480
- BOM US$ $172,400
Monday, January 1, 2018
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Climate Information Services for Resilient Development in Vanuatu (CISRDP)