Vanuatu - National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)
National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. The following summarizes the NAPA for Vanuatu.
Climate Related Hazards * Climate related disasters * Soil degradation * Tropical cyclones * Sea-level rise * Coastal erosion cyclones & flooding * Scarcity of sustainable water sources and salination of groundwater resources
Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts * Agriculture, Fishery and Food Security; * Water Resources; * Forests and Natural Resources; * Land Erosion and Human Settlement; * Coastal Region, and * Human Health.
Priority Adaptation Projects 1. Agriculture & food security (preservation/processing/marketing, modern & traditional practices, bartering) 2. Water management policies/programmes (including rainwater harvesting) 3. Sustainable forestry management 4. Community based marine resource management programmes (modern & traditional, aquaculture) 5. Sustainable tourism
1. Preparatory Activities 2. Consultation and prioritisation 3. Drafting of NAPA and public review 4. Endorsement and Publication of NAPA
1. Establish NAPA Project Team; 2. National Stakeholder consultations; and 3. Drafting of prioritised proposals; Public review and dissemination; and 4. Government review; Endorsement; and Publishing and Dissemination of NAPA