This research is part of the Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS) Working Paper Series 04/ published October 2013. The Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that targets research in policy studies in Asia and the Pacific. The Journal aims to break down barriers across disciplines and generate policy impact.
The Development Bulletin has, for 28 years, been the journal of the Development Studies Network based at the Australian National University. It is an occasional publication providing at least one issue a year. The journal includes commissioned and submitted papers and is available in hard copy or online for free download. Each issue focuses on a specific, topical development theme providing a multi-disciplinary perspective on a range of opinions on development activities, theories, and research. The papers in DB are short and concise with a word limit of 3,500.
This brochure drew significantly from a technical publication by Deda et al. (submitted for publication to Natural Resources Forum), the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment report on Island Systems by Wong et al. 2005, the report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Island Biodiversity, which met in Tenerife in 2004 and the draft programme of work on island biodiversity adopted by the Subsidiary Body for Scientifc, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) at its tenth meeting in 2005
Summary table of the status of Pacific Island countries in relation to International and Regional conventions.
This dataset contains brochures of the summary of climate projections for Vanuatu.
The contents is the result of a collaborative effort between the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department and the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Program – a component of the Australian Government’s International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative.
The report provides a legal context to the various issues relating to REDD+ in Vanuatu. These include the required institutional arrangements, land tenure issues, regulatory instruments, leasing structures, identification of carbon rights, addressing competing land use interests and implementation of safeguards. The report provides direct links to all important documents regarding REDD in Vanuatu.
The research sought to understand the adaptive capacity of both Pacific island countries (PICs) and Australia’s disaster response to a potential increase in disasters driven by climate change. This report provides results for Vanuatu – one of four case study countries selected for deeper analysis.
Under the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Programme this fact sheet was produced based on the application of cost-benefit analysis to compare the merits of different options to improve road access
Between March 12 and 14, 2015, Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu as an extremely destructive Category 5 cyclone, with estimated wind speeds of 250km/h and wind gusts that peaked at around 320km/h. This assessment provides estimates to the the damages and losses, and identifies the needs of the affected population.
Spatial dataset for reefs in Vanuatu. Source: Institute of Marine Remote Sensing (IMARS).
* Attribute details on reef type: barrier atoll-bank, barrier island, fringing island, land, non-reef, patch atoll-bank, patch island.
* Attribute details on depth: deep, land, shallow, variable.
List of international environmental related agreements and conventions to which Vanuatu is obligated to.
*adopted from the Vanuatu National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2018 - 2030, pg 24*
There are not perfect data which describe the distribution and abundance of every marine habitat and species in the Pacific. And certainly not at a scale that is useful for national planning in the ocean. Bioregionalisation, or the classification of the marine environment into spatial units that host similar biota, can serve to provide spatially explicit surrogates of biodiversity for marine conservation and management. Existing marine bioregionalisations however, are at a scale that is too broad for national governments in the Pacific to use.
This dataset includes a pdf format and a Word document format of the Memorandum of Understanding for use and adaptation by Vanuatu Government for inter-agency data sharing.