Vanuatu’s NDC covers CO2, CH4 and NO2 in the energy, AFOLU and waste sectors and is totally conditional upon international support. The timeframe considered is 2021-2030 with a single year target: 2030. The document establishes policy targets to be reached in each sector. The sectoral emissions reductions are: around 40% compared with the BAU scenario in the electricity, 9% in AFOLU and 56% reduction in waste sectors.

In the electricity sector, Vanuatu aims to generate its electricity from 100% from renewable sources. In the transport sector, the country targets a 10% improvement on energy efficiency (marine and land transportation); to reach the share of 10% of electric buses, to introduce electric cars - achieving 10% of the government fleet and reaching 1000 electric two wheelers and three wheelers’ vehicles. By 2030, the country will set up emission standards for vehicles and product standards with 20% of biodiesel blending. In the industry and building sector, the country aims to improve overall efficiency and access to electricity, focusing on the cook stoves and drying and renewable energy for tourism. Green building and biogas plants to increase energy efficiency for residential and commercial use are also mentioned as future goals.