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Name: Meteorology, Geological Hazards and Climate Change Act 2016 (Act No. 25 of 2016).
Country: Vanuatu
Subject(s): Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-01-26
Entry into force:
ISN: VUT-2017-L-105148
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII) PDF PDF (consulted on 2017-09-22)
Abstract/Citation: An Act to provide for the provisions of meteorology, geological hazards and climate change and for related purposes.

The objectives of this Act are to:
(a) ensure that high quality services are provided in relation to weather, climate, flood forecasting and geological hazards in Vanuatu; and
(b) promote capacities of governments, communities and organisations to understand and respond to risks arising from weather events, climate change and geological hazards; and
(c) specifically address the needs of operators of ships and aircrafts and of tourists, to access all necessary weather forecasts, bulletins, alerts, warnings and information concerning geological hazards which may impact upon the safety of their operations or activities; and
(d) facilitate the use and application within Vanuatu of relevant information, forecasts, bulletins and warnings generated and disseminated to and by local, regional and international bodies; and
(e) ensure that the government and the public are informed of matters related to weather, climate and geological hazards, and are able to make effective use of such information and data, and to respond to warnings and alerts about such events, in order to protect the environment and the safety and welfare of the community.

Repeals the Meteorology Act [CAP 204].

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