Mainstreaming Environmental Considerations in Economic and Development Planning Processes in Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries: Climate Risk Profile for Vanuatu

Date: August 2008
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Document Type: Consultant's Reports
Project Number: 38031-012

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Climate Risk Profile for Vanuatu prepared by John E. Hay and Associates Ltd, New Zealand, under ADB regional technical assistance on Mainstreaming Environmental Considerations in Economic and Development Planning Processes in Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries.

This climate risk profile (CRP) is based on observed data on several locations in Vanuatu. While data for those locations cannot necessarily characterize the climate conditions for all of Vanuatu, they do provide a general indication of current climate risks facing the country. The CRP can be extended by analyzing data from other locations in Vanuatu. Future changes in climate are based on the output of global climate models (GCMs), and are for a 3.75 by 3.75 degree (approximately) grid square centred on Vanuatu. The climate projections are therefore more reflective of changes for a larger area than just the locations where data were collected. This Climate Risk Profile for Vanuatu was prepared under ADB regional technical assistance on Mainstreaming Environmental Considerations in Economic and Development Planning Processes in Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries.