The Paris Agreement (PA) was adopted on 12 December 2015 at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Republic of Vanuatu signed the PA on 22 April 2016 and deposited its instrument of ratification on 21 September 2016.

The agreement came into force on 4 November 2016. Its central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by holding the increase in the global average temperature this century to well below 2° C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5° C. Additionally, it aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.

The Government of Republic of Vanuatu is fully committed to effective and transparent implementation of the Agreement.

In this report, the Republic of Vanuatu presents its enhanced NDCs for the period 2020-2030 and calls on all Parties to increase their ambitions in line with the best available and most recent science and obligations under the Agreement.

Vanuatu’s Enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions 2020-2030 (updated) was developed with support from the Climate Action Enhancement Package through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).