The Vanuatu Framework for Climate Services was developed by the Ministry of Climate Change to serve as basis for development of climate strategies to manage and adapt to climate change through sustainable and accessible climate services. The framework is consistent with the Vanuatu National Adaptation Plan for Action, the Vanuatu Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Policy 2016 to 2030, Vanuatu National Sustainable Development Goals and the Pacific Islands Meteorological Strategy.
The Framework identifies users of climate services, information needs and appropriate mechanisms for dissemination and communication of climate information, and highlights gaps and needs to be addressed in the short- and medium term.
The framework also provides a list of 18 recommended actions and activities to strengthen climate information development, provision, understanding and use throughout Vanuatu. A Roadmap for Strengthening Climate Services is also included, suggesting prioritisation, time frames and indicative costs associated with the recommendations.