Profiling risks from climate change and geohazards in Vanuatu
Track: Climate Change
Authors: Peter Kouwenhoven
Vanuatu tops the list of countries most at risk from natural disasters, from volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides to climate change driven shifts in sea level rise, precipitation, ocean acidity, temperature extremes and coral bleaching. The impacts are on people and infrastructure. All these aspects have a spatial component, for analysing the actual hazards and the multi-hazards, as well as presenting these analyses to stakeholders, planners and decision makers.