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Vanuatu - National Report for Third International Conference

dc.contributor.authorErnest Bani
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Development Programmeme Fiji
dc.contributor.authorUN office in Vanuatu
dc.descriptionThe United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution A/C.2/67/L.40 decided that theThird International Conference on sustainable development of small island developing states(SIDS) should convene to assess the progress and gaps in the implementation of the BarbadosProgramme of Action (BPOA) and the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation (MSI), building on,inter alia, existing reports and relevant processes (i.e., Rio+20 and post-2015 UN developmentagenda). Resolution 63/213 stressed that the review should provide the international communitywith an opportunity to conduct an assessment of the progress made, lessons learned andconstraints encountered in the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation(MSI) and agree on what needs to be done to further address the vulnerabilities of SIDS.Vanuatu shares common features of vulnerability with other SIDS. The common featuresnamely
dc.descriptionnarrow resource base, distance from markets, lack of economies of scale, low factorproductivity, small domestic markets and vulnerability to adverse environmental disasters leadso difficulties in integrating to the regional and global economy. Vanuatu has a thin economicbase which depends primarily on proceeds of tourism and agriculture, both very volatile sectors.As such the country is very vulnerable to exogenous shocks which can also affect its integrationinto the regional and the global economy.This report is a review of the way MSI has been implemented in Vanuatu integrated into nationalpolicies, achievements made to date, constraints encountered and lessons learnt by bothGovernment and Civil society in the implementation of the MSI.
dc.publisherGovernment of Vanuatu
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectclimate change adaptation
dc.subjectclimate change mitigation
dc.subjectclimate protection
dc.subjectenvironmental protection
dc.subjectcoast protection
dc.subjectcoastal environment
dc.subjectmarine ecosystem
dc.subjectmarine environment
dc.subjectmarine pollution
dc.subjectisland ecosystem
dc.subjectfreshwater conservation
dc.subjectfreshwater monitoring
dc.subjectfreshwater resource
dc.subjectfreshwater degradation
dc.subjectsea resource
dc.subjectsea water protection
dc.subjectland management and planning
dc.subjectenergy management
dc.subjectenergy efficiency
dc.subjectwater management
dc.subjectwater resources management
dc.subjectwaste management
dc.subjectforest management
dc.subjectforest resource
dc.subjectinternational agreement
dc.subjectsustainable development
dc.subjectBarbados Programme of Action
dc.subjectMauritius Strategy of Implementation
dc.subjectSmall Island Developing States
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.titleVanuatu - National Report for Third International Conference
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Land
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 8 - Good Jobs and Economic Growth

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