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Climate Information Services for Resilient Development in Vanuatu

Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience


GCF results areas
  • Health, food and water security
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
  • Ecosystems and ecosystem services
  • Infrastructure and built environment
Gender benefits Fifty-five percent of the total beneficiaries are expected to be women. The project will progress the National Gender and Equality Policy by supporting the participation of women in all aspects of the project, including representation in the committees, engagement in ongoing consultation processes and employment in the project staffing positions. UN Sustainable Development Goal
  • #15 Life on land

Location & People

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Vanuatu VUT
Beneficiaries (approx.) 260,730

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • Government of Vanuatu through the Vanuatu Meteorological & Geohazard Department Grant USD
  • Delivery Partners Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Government of Vanuatu through the Vanuatu Meteorological & Geohazard Department Vanuatu
Climate Information Services for Resilient Development in Vanuatu Approved December 2016 Est. implementation period 4.0 years Est. completion date 10 January 2022
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.
Document title
Published date
Approved funding proposal FP035 - SPREP - Vanuatu 22 Mar 2017
Gender action plan FP035 - SPREP - Vanuatu 28 Jun 2017
Gender assessment FP035 - SPREP - Vanuatu 28 Jun 2017
Accredited Entity
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Ms. Melanie King Mr. Rupeni Mario
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