PNG’s Position in REDD+ Development Phases

PNG is transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of REDD+ development and approaching the Early Implementation Phase.

Results based payments will only become available through the UNFCCC once PNG has achieved emission reductions and has submitted, and had verified, an updated FRL as well as information on all four elements of REDD+ to the Lima Information Hub (http://redd.unfccc.int/submissions.html). The current strategy represents one element of this as well as providing the strategic direction to achieve the emission reductions on which RBP will be made. The UNFCCC does not provide guidance on how RBP once received are to be utilized by country governments. PNG will thus develop a clear system for the management of any such finance.