Climate Change Laws of the World will soon be upgraded to be AI powered, see full announcement
Vanuatu flag

National Forest Policy

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2011
The National Forest Policy follows the goal that Vanuatu's forest resources are managed in an integrated and sustainable manner and provide wood and non-wood forest products as well as environmental and social services to contribute profitably to income generation, employment opportunities, and social well-being for all people in Vanuatu, and thus to sustainable economic growth.

The combined impacts of climate change, population growth and soil fertility declines will exert a growing and cumulative pressure on the remaining lowland forests of Vanuatu to be converted to agricultural land. The forest policy addresses some of the steps required to deal with these conflicting demands on land. One of the guiding principles states that the implementation of the National Forest Policy facilitates the role of the forest sector in climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

Furthermore, one of the policy directives directly concerns climate change. This policy directive includes the following specific objectives:

  • The forestry sector proactively incorporates climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges opportunities;
  • The forestry sector embraces climate change mitigation and GHG emission reduction through reducing deforestation and degradation, and increasing afforestation and reforestation. 
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
Publication banner
Climate Change Laws of the World uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies >>