Vanuatu is engaging both the government and the Civil Society Organization (CSOs) as main stakeholders for national REDD+ program in Vanuatu.
With the oversight of the National Advisory Board for Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction (NAB), and the Vanuatu Geo-Hazard and Meteorological Department (VGMD) as the focal point, the Vanuatu Department of Forests (DoF) is taking the lead role as the key implementing agency in implementing the national REDD+ program in Vanuatu.
Vanuatu has identified as stated in the Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) five major islands with high rate of deforestation and forest degradation. The islands are :
These islands have both Provincial Technical Committee and Provincial CSO Network established and supported.