- Country: Vanuatu
- Geographic Coverage: National
- Lead Local Agencies:
- Department of Energy, Ministry of Climate Change
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade
- Green and Inclusive Energy Reform
Pacific Islands Countries are spread across an area equivalent to 15 percent of the earth’s surface. The Pacific faces unique economic challenges due to its distance from markets and vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change. Of the 20 countries in the world with the highest average annual disaster losses, eight are Pacific Island Countries. GGGI is supporting its Pacific partners to address economic challenges through strengthening project implementation and national planning, and mobilizing investment to achieve green growth.
In 2013, GGGI commenced the Small Island Developing States Scoping Project, which focused on developing country programs in Pacific Island Countries, including Vanuatu. The project culminated at the end of 2014 with Vanuatu becoming a member of GGGI.
Over 2015-2016, GGGI will assist the Government of Vanuatu with strengthening the implementation capacity of the Department of Energy and developing projects that utilize energy as a driver of inclusive green growth and employment in rural communities.