Papua New Guinea
A milestone achievement has been reached for the Papua New Guinea (PNG) national government, development partners and stakeholders with the launch of the country’s second Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The PNG NDC outlines key targets and climate actions that PNG is taking under the Paris Agreement as part of the global fight against climate change.
Papua New Guineas REDD+ Strategy Launched to Address Climate Change
It is about the National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) which is a key part of PNG’s response to climate change and the country’s Green Growth Development agenda as per the National Strategy for Responsible and Sustainable Development.
A palm oil industry that is guided and grows sustainably over the coming years, has the potential to deliver strong benefits by increasing employment, protecting the environment, and helping to secure valuable export markets, especially as the demand for sustainable palm oil continues to grow. A sustainable palm oil industry will also make an important contribution towards ensuring REDD+ finance, mitigating climate change, and achieving PNG’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
PNG is one of six countries out of 196 that are signatory to the Paris Agreement. The NDC commitments were offered from the National Climate Compatible Development Management Policy (NCCDMP), under which PNG aims to reduce its emissions to 50 percent by 2030 – and to be carbon neutral by 2050, while also maintaining a vibrant economy, and that the targets are conditional.
A Green Path for the Future
The video highlights the significance of conserving and managing PNG’s forest resources in a more sustainable manner and their significant ecological roles in addressing climate change.
Validation of Papua New Guinea’s first Biennial Report on REDD+
Reporting from the workshop on the Papua New Guinea’s first Biennial Update Report (BUR) on REDD+ Technical Annex validation, which was held on 30 October 2018 in Port Moresby.