Ministry of Climate Change, Port Vila – June 18, 2024

In a significant move to enhance the nation's disaster preparedness and resilience to climate and geophysical risks, the Honourable Minister for Climate Change, Hon. Ralph Ragenvanu, has signed a contract with Ms. Frankly Joinery and Construction for the construction of a backup Early Warning Centre in Luganville, Santo. The contract, valued at 60,000,000 Vatu (USD 517,196.80), marks a crucial step in bolstering Vanuatu’s resilience against natural disasters.

Port Villa, Vanuatu – Vanuatu is advancing in its commitment to make sure its climate action initiatives are gender-inclusive and equitable for all, prioritizing the principle of leaving no one behind.

Vanuatu, a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has been actively engaged in addressing gender disparities in climate resilience efforts for some time now.

Port Vila, Vanuatu – A new case study was undertaken recently to look into how climate change affects vulnerable communities and their ability to recover.

From the 4th to 8th March 2024, Strengthening loss and damage capacity in the Global South (STRENGTH) project Coordinator Brian Maltera and Loss & Damage PhD researcher Ms Joana Tunn spent 5 days in the villages of Marou, Mangarong and Wiana at Emau Island.