Barrier Removal for Achieving the National Energy Road Map Targets for Vanuatu

The project aims to enable Vanuatu to achieve its energy access, sustainable energy, and green growth targets, as represented in the National Energy Road Map 2020 and 2030.

As of 2017, about 71% of the nation’s over 270,000 people lacked access to grid electricity. Over 80% of the population cooks over open earth fire. Of the off-grid population, over half have no other access to power aside from a solar lantern. While donor efforts to improve energy access in rural areas through renewable energy have been substantial and some more limited efforts to promote energy efficient cook stoves have been initiated, results have far underperformed targets. 

What we do

  • Enhance capacity and awareness on sustainable energy and low carbon development
  • Improve energy policy and planning formulation and implementation
  • Enhance institutional framework for sustainable energy and low carbon development 
  • Sustainable energy and low carbon initiatives financing
  • Sustainable energy and low carbon technology applications

Impact

START DATE

November 2018

END DATE

December 2022

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Vanuatu

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

Vanuatu Min. of Climate Change

DONORS

Global Environment Fund Truste

Romanian Agency for International Development Cooperation

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PRO

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$3,150,306

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2018$7,298

2019$246,219

2020$515,297

2021$251,066

2022$199,092

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