Vanuatu and GGGI Launch New Country Planning Framework 2022 – 2026

Port Vila, 20 July 2022.  The new Vanuatu Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2022 – 2026 between the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Vanuatu was launched in Port Vila on 20th July 2022 by the Minister of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo0-hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management (MCCA) – Honorable Silas Bule and the GGGI Country Representative for Vanuatu Mr. Daniel Muñoz-Smith (virtually). The launch was organized on the margins of a workshop for Vanuatu’s Long Term – Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) at the Nakatumble resort.

In delivering his remarks, Honorable Silas Bule commented GGGI for the work it has done for Vanuatu. “We are proud of our collaboration because it has borne fruits through numerous project support.” he added. Minister Bule highlighted that the new CPF 2022- 2026 was developed though a consultative process and is inline with the National Sustainable Development Plan and other sectoral plans of the Government.

The first Vanuatu Country Planning Framework 2017 – 2021 guided MCCA and GGGI collaboration to support stakeholders to better manage the energy sector for green growth, including providing support for capacity development and implementing projects at the community level.  This work included updating the National Energy Road Map (NERM), supporting the establishment of the Vanuatu National Green Energy Fund (NGEF), and installing renewable energy solutions in out islands and rural communities through the Tourism Bungalow Solar Freezer and the Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change through Solar Power Water Systems projects, project  proposal, and the identification of Accredited Entities to the Green Climate Fund.

With the new, 5-year Country Planning Framework 2022- 2026, GGGI and Vanuatu will strive in partnership to build on these achievements and deliver more impact in support of the country’s sustainable and inclusive development.

“Through the new CPF, GGGI will aim to mobilize at least USD 75 million for climate action and contribute to 17% of Vanuatu’s total NDC GHG emissions reduction target,” said GGGI Vanuatu Country Representative, Mr. Daniel Muñoz-Smith.

He further added that GGGI will build on achievement in and continue to support the energy sector with aims to mobilize at least USD 45 million investments in renewables and to bring the equivalent of at least 15 MW of renewable energy capacity.

By launching the new CPF, GGGI and the Government of Vanuatu through MCCA re-affirmed their commitment to achieve greener, inclusive sustainable development in the country.

Vanuatu became a member of the GGGI in 2014.