Minister of Climate Change Launches Two Strategic Policy Documents for Vanuatu

PORT VILA – 30 November 2022 – The Government of Vanuatu today gathered the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and Agence Francais de Developpement (AFD) at the Ramada Hotel to the National Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (NEESAP) and the Vanuatu Long Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS).

The NEESAP 2022–2030 provides 12 policy recommendations for enhancing energy efficiency in Vanuatu. the document includes a Results and Monitoring Framework and the Financial and Resource Planning Framework.

The Minister for Climate Change, Honourable Ralph Regenvanu MP, led the launch event and remarked targeting “GHG emission reductions of around 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent through the NEESAP shows our commitment and leadership on climate change at the national, regional and global level.”

The Vanuatu LEDS provides a national strategy to 2050 with the vision Reduce emission across all sectors in a way that supports resilient, sustainable, and equitable growth for its people. The Vanuatu LEDS provides sector by sector review of alignment with the vision for reduced emissions mitigation, resilience, and adaptation. This document is required under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and is submitted by Vanuatu to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

On the LEDS, Minister Regenvanu noted that “Vanuatu’s own pathway of reducing emissions demonstrates the commitment it seeks at a global level to address climate change. I appreciate the workshops that are being run in Port Vila today and this week by the GGGI team that are focused on developing those next steps towards Vanuatu’s low emissions, resilient future.”

The GGGI Country Representative for Vanuatu, Mr Daniel Munoz-Smith, remarked “We are proud to continue to support Vanuatu and work with likeminded partners to achieve its climate and energy ambitions through the development of frameworks that send key signal and create an enabling environment for the mobilization of climate finance that are needed to achieve these target.”

Representatives from MFAT and AFD spoke positively of the cooperation in their financial assistance to GGGI and Government of Vanuatu to achieve this milestone launch.


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Mr Jesse Benjamin

GGGI Senior Officer