“The diversity, value and importance of our natural environment never ceases to impress me. Yet the level of threats that our unique and fragile ecosystems are facing has also not ceased to concern me. It is for this reason that my officers and I, work tirelessly to ensure that we can have development while maintaining and preserving our strategic natural assets”. Hon. John Pundari MBA, CMG MP
To strengthen country capacity to prepare for implementation and monitoring of National Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement by identifying core technical and institutional capacity gaps and needs for national inventory and monitoring systems for adaptation and mitigation actions in the agriculture and land-use sectors.
The Constitution of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea
The National Fisheries Policy will have to work with the Climate Change Policy to competently monitor sea surface temperature, as a slight increase in sea level temperature will severely affect biodiversity in the oceans. PNG’s coastal region is very dependent on marine resources, including tuna fisheries, and if implications of sea temperature is not monitored and addressed appropriately, it can affect the lives of many communities.
The Environment Act 2000 articulates the promotion of sustainable development concept through ‘wise use’ principles and that proper environmental management will ensure ‘environmental benefits’ to be enjoyed by the present generations and investments for the future generations. It also emphasizes consideration of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in economic planning. The Climate Change Policy is consistent and compliments the main principles of the Environ-ment Policy.
The National Agriculture and Livestock Policy provide the basis to make PNG agriculture more resilient to climate change. It identifies and adopts new varieties of crops, especially thermal resistant crops and alternative cropping pat-terns, capable of withstanding extremes of whether, long dry spells, flooding, and variable moisture availability. Agricul-ture will need to be progressively adapted to projected climate change and our agricultural research systems must be ori-ented to monitor and evaluate climate change and recommended changes in agriculture practices accordingly.
The National Forest Policy provides the basis for forest resource management in the country. Forests play an indispensa-ble role in the preservation of ecological balance and maintenance of bio-diversity. Forest also constitutes one of the most effective carbon-sink. The Forest sector is critical to addressing the issues of climate change through supporting initiatives in climate impact and mitigation, particularly through carbon stock inventory and reducing emission from de-forestation and forest degradation.
The ‘guide to success’ of the Vision 2050 is the 20-year Development Strategic Plan 2010-2030. It sets in motion pathways for delivery on the National Goals and Directive Principles. The DSP aims to maximize the benefits from natural resources whilst ensuring sustainable management of the environment.
The PNG Vision 2050 is the Government's 40 Year Plan. The ‘guide to success’ of the Vision 2050 is the 20-year Development Strategic Plan 2010-2030. It sets in motion pathways for delivery on the National Goals and Directive Principles. The DSP aims to maximize the benefits from natural resources whilst ensuring sustainable management of the environment.