Climate Change

Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

V. Vanuatu

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Vanuatu: Legal Framework for REDD+ Vanuatu: Legal Framework for REDD+

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This updated version of the report provides a legal context to the various issues relating to REDD+ in Vanuatu taking into consideration the “2013 Land Law Reforms”. These include the required institutional arrangements, land tenure issues, regulatory instruments, leasing structures, identification of carbon rights, addressing competing land use interests and implementation of safeguards. The report provides direct links to all important documents regarding REDD in Vanuatu.

Prepared by: Lisa Ogle - on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries’.

August 2014

SPC/GIZ Climate Protection Project - Vanuatu National Planning Meeting Report SPC/GIZ Climate Protection Project - Vanuatu National Planning Meeting Report

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Date added: 07/28/2011
Date modified: 02/06/2015
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The Vanuatu planning meeting of the SPC/GIZ Regional Programme “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries” was held at the Melanesian Hotel, Port Vila, from 15 – 16 June 2011.

The report documents the following:

  1. an overview of REDD+ initiatives in Vanuatu
  2. stakeholder relationships in terms of REDD+
  3. assessment of REDD+ needs and priorities for the country
  4. potential REDD+ pilot sites and feasible Project activities as identified by participants
  5. recommendations for the regional REDD+ information portal currently proposed under the project.

July 2011

Historical and Projected Deforestation Rates 1990 – 2020 for Santo Island, Vanuatu Historical and Projected Deforestation Rates 1990 – 2020 for Santo Island, Vanuatu

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Date added: 05/29/2014
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The report describes the processing of historical remote sensing data and modelling of expected land use in the next decade. Results show a very low deforestation rates of 0.3 % between 1990 and 2010, and a predicted 0.6 % between 2010 and 2020. This supports the assumption that forest degradation should become the focus of further activities towards developing a Reference Emission Level for forests in Vanuatu.

Prepared by: Jörg Seifert-Granzin, Dorys Mendez Zeballos - on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries’.

April 2014

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