Potential Renewed Growth: 4 Major Development Projects in Vanuatu
Febuary 4, 2018 - Port Vila, Vanuatu. As in all nations of the Pacific Islands, development projects in Vanuatu must address the current and impending effects of climate change. The Vanuatu Coastal Adaptation Project (VCAP), through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Climate Change Adaptation initiative, works to implement adaptive strategies and resilience to the effects of rising sea level – indeed, projections estimate a rise of 20 centimeters by 2050. Programs for strengthening early warning systems and for integrating water resource and coastal management are developed to aid in national policy reform, increased knowledge, agricultural resilience and, of course, saving lives. The project also incorporates rehabilitation of coastal ecosystems like mangroves, coral reefs and fisheries.
Sunday 4 February 2018