FP035

Climate Information Services for Resilient Development Planning in Vanuatu (Van-CIS-RDP)

Climate Information Services for Resilient Development Planning in Vanuatu (Van-CIS-RDP)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 15 Dec 2016 at B.15
  • Est. completion 10 Jan 2022
  • ESS Category Category C

Using science to better prepare Vanuatu’s policy makers and public for a changing climate.

Vanuatu is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate impacts, including climate-related natural disasters and the effects of slow-onset events such as sea-level rise and ocean acidification. While Vanuatu’s geographic location leaves it highly exposed to cyclones, more than 90 percent of its infrastructure, measured in economic terms, is located 500m from the coastline.

The Government of Vanuatu has identified the need to be able to undertake systematic efforts to inform and prepare its public to manage expected climate changes.

This project will help address this need by achieving a paradigm shift to standardize the use of science-based climate information. This is seen as a necessary base to underpin awareness raising and long-term policy planning around climate change.

This project will expand the use of Climate Information Services (CIS) in five targeted sectors: tourism, agriculture, infrastructure, water management and fisheries. Specific project goals include building technical capacity to harness and manage climate data, developing practical CIS tools, fostering their use and disseminating tailored climate information.

GCF funding will contribute to greater understanding of climate patterns across time to ensure adaptation planning and policy implementation is informed by the right data.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 4 years.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
86,910
Indirect
173,820
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

02 Jun 2015 - 563 days

Concept note received

02 Jun 2015

Funding proposal received

23 Jul 2015

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

20 Oct 2016

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

08 Nov 2016

Approved

15 Dec 2016 - 392 days

Approved by GCF Board

15 Dec 2016

Cleared by iTAP

15 Dec 2016

FAA executed

02 Oct 2017

Under implementation

10 Jan 2018 - 821 days so far

FAA effective

10 Jan 2018

Disbursement - USD 296,730

09 Feb 2018

Annual Performance Report

13 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 1,977,696

21 Aug 2019

Completed

10 Jan 2022 - 641 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Small Island Developing States
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing9% disbursed

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 22,953,000

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,500,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,182,000

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6157
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Accredited Entity

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Melanie King
Manager, Project Coordination Unit
Rupeni Mario
Project Development Specialist – Climate Change Mitigation

National Designated Authority

Vanuatu

Ministry of Climate Change, Change Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management

Mike Waiwai
Director, Department of Climate Change
PMB 9074, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Phone +67822068
Phone +678 778 4330
mwaiwai@vanuatu.gov.vu

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