Vanuatu's Ministry of Climate Change held a validation workshop on February 20, 2019, with the goal of finalizing the country's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Implementation Roadmap & Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Framework.

Vanuatu has been very active in implementing renewable energy projects for electricity generation, including solar PV, wind and coconut oil. Although being a small island state with a small carbon footprint, Vanuatu has committed to a challenging mitigation target in its NDC of transitioning to close to 100% renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2030. The NDC Implementation Roadmap aims at providing a pathway for the implementation of specific mitigation actions in Vanuatu.

There are a number of newly implemented renewable energy projects as well as initiatives currently under implementation or preparation in Vanuatu, which will have sizeable contributions towards the NDC target:

- Undine 510 kW solar PV plant, commissioned in 2016
- Parliament Building and Meteo complex 767 kW solar PV plants, commissioned in 2016
- Kawene 1.0 MW solar PV plant, put in operation in early 2018
- Brenwe Hydro Power Project
- Sarakata Hydro Power Extension Project
- Vanuatu Rural Electrification Project (VREP) Phase II
- Talise Micro Hydro Power Project

The Government of Vanuatu expressed its gratitude to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the funding support in developing the NDC Implementation Roadmap and MRV Framework. The Integrated MRV Framework is being developed with technical support from Subbarao Consulting Services (SCS) and Energy Changes.

For more information on Vanuatu's NDC Implementation Roadmap, please click here.

For more information on Vanuatu's Integrated MRV Framework, please click here.



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