Vanuatu Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Policy 2016 - 2030
This policy promotes good governance and establishes clear priorities for future action. It will deliver better information on and assessment of our climate change and disaster risks. Our key strategies are set out transparently to all stakeholders, including the community we serve, international donors and agencies. The policy builds on our existing systems and cultural heritage to improve Vanuatu’s resilience, and incorporates monitoring and evaluation of projects and outcomes, and capturing experience and lessons learned to inform planning and good practices. Coordination and communication at all levels of government and across sectors and communities are crucial to the effective implementation of this policy. Provincial authorities and area councils play key roles, in line with decentralization.
The policy promotes active participation and engagement of all groups in society, recognizing their different priorities, skills and knowledge in addressing climate and disaster risks. Women and vulnerable groups — including the elderly, disabled and youth — will share in planning, decision-making and community action. I welcome this initiative to build Vanuatu’s resilience and support the sustain development of our community, environment and economy.
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