The Vanuatu parliament ratified the Paris Climate change agreement on June 18th, 2016 and submitted our Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and emission reduction targets to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).
Vanuatu’s NDC mitigation target is transitioning close to 100% renewable energy in the electricity (energy) sector by 2030.
The NDC Implementation Roadmap aims at providing a pathway for the implementation of specific climate change mitigation actions in Vanuatu which can assist in achieving the target defined in Vanuatu’s NDC.
The MCCND also launched Vanuatu’s Integrated MRV Tool for Climate Action Tracking.
Director General Mr. Jesse Benjamin says, “the launch of the NDC Implementation Roadmap and the Integrated MRV Tool is the outcome of the collaboration and mutual partnership with key stakeholders in the energy sector, private sector, NGOs, CSOs and development partners. The NDC Implementation Roadmap is aligned with the National Energy Roadmap and the overarching Government 2030 policy on National Sustainable Development Plan. The NDC Implementation Roadmap clearly articulates how to achieve the commitments of 100 percent renewable energy in Vanuatu by 2030’. Finally, the Ministry of Climate Change acknowledge the support from UNDP as a trusted development partner in the climate change sector in Vanuatu.”
The integrated MRV Tool is envisaged to enhance Vanuatu’s ability to achieve its mitigation NDC target through an MRV database and tool for quantification, monitoring verification and reporting of GHG emission reductions in the energy sector.
The integrated MRV Tool also enables Vanuatu to track the climate finance flow towards achieving the NDC goals along with Sustainable Development Goals and benefits.