The Climate Change and development Authority (CCDA) was in operation for seven years and undergone just one re-structure while in the process of working towards becoming an Authority.
Since its establishment in August 2010, its staff strength increased from 20 to 53 and now at 80.
The CCDA was established in August 2010 and replaced the former Office of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (OCCES) which was abolished by the Cabinet (NEC) in 2009 due to irregularities.
CCDA was officially an Authority in January, 2016 replacing the Office Of Climate Change and Development (OCCD).
Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) is a new government entity that is now undergoing transition from the former Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD). CCDA coordinates the Climate Change efforts of the Government of Papua New Guinea, a continuation of basically where the former OCCD left off. It is the coordinating entity for all climate change related policies and actions in the country. Additionally, it is the designated National Authority under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The office is currently undergoing a transitional phase which requires a major re-structure, in a coordinated and structured manner,complying with its own Climate Change Management Act (CCMA) 2015. The CCMA 2015 clearly defines this in Sections 8-11 of the Act on the organisation’s establishment, purpose, functions and powers.
CCDA is basically tasked with ensuring that Papua New Guinea follows a path of climate-compatible growth; that the country’s economy develops while simultaneously mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and reducing vulnerability to climate change related risks.
|“A robust and sustainable economy for
Papua New Guinea through a Low Carbon Pathway
and Green Economic Growth.”
To build a climate resilient and
carbon neutral pathway for climate compatible
development in Papua New Guinea.
Our Management and Governance
CCDA is headed by a Managing Director, four General Managers for the Divisions – Corporate Services, Adaptation and Projects, REDD+ and Mitigation, and MRV and National Communication and Branch Managers.
CCDA's current Managing Director is Mr. Ruel Yamuna, the Head of the Organisation. His position was just confirmed in May,
2017. A new Board will also be announced soon.
|The four current General Managers are: |
|| Managing Director, Mr. Ruel Yamuna
||Adaptation & Projects GM Mr. Jacob Ekinye
||REDD+ and Mitigation – GM Ms. Gwen Sissiou
MRV and National Communication(Care-taker GM) Ms.Gwen Sissiou.
|The Corporate Services Division GM position is yet to be filled in.
Through an NEC Decision NG 137/2012 under CCDA, the Government disbanded the previous setup of a National Climate Change Committee headed by Chief Secretary to the Government. The Prime Minister's appointment of a Minister of Climate Change thereafter further highlighted the importance the Government gives to the climate change agenda.
The Ministry reinforces that NEC decision since 2012 to further strengthen the Government's capacity to address multiple challenges and opportunities climate change poses for our country. The ministry plays a leading role in shaping the government's strategy and provides direction and assistance to CCDA's many tasks.
The current Ministry of Environment & Conservation and Climate Change is under the leadership of the Honorable Minister John Pundari CMG MP under the O'Neill-Dion Government formed in August 2012.
(Profile of Honorable John Pundari CM, MBA MP (with pix)