The Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) of Papua New Guinea held its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Validation workshop at Lamana Hotel on the 24th of September 24, 2021. The objectives of this workshop were to present the final revised draft of the NDC Implementation Plan (2021-2030), the Climate Change (Management) NDC Regulation (2021) and the NDC Implementation Plan Roadmap for Electricity and AFOLU Sectors.


Papua New Guinea has now validated three important NDC documents for the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), these three documents have coincided with the recent PNG's Prime Minister's speech on Climate Change during the 76th United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United State this week. The three documents validated today includes; 1.PNG's NDC Implementation Plan (2021-2030); 2. PNG's Climate Change (Management) NDC Regulation (2021); 3. NDC Implementation Plan Roadmap for the Electricity and AFOLU sector. With the recent publication of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, it confirms the reality of the changing climate and how the influence of human have had a great impact on the environment in terms of global warming due to high concentration of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Changes identified through the report show changes in the climate which causes extreme weather such as heat waves, heavy rainfall, droughts and tropical cyclones. Therefore, through the report it identifies the importance of sound policy action which is based on sound science. Whereby, limiting global temperatures to 1.5C can be achieved through scaled-up reduction action, which is known as enhanced NDCs.


As PNG's NDC National Focal Point to UNFCCC, Mr. Alfred Rungol said that the PNG Enhanced NDC is in place along with its Implementation Plan for its Targets, the next step for Papua New Guinea is to ensure that we have a guiding legal and governance framework in place for the Implementation Plan that sources funding support to implement. The revision of PNG’s Implementation Plan (2021 – 2030) is important to ensure PNG receives the support it needs to address the necessary need identified above. This will then assist PNG to improve living adaptive standards of its people to climate change and provide a low emission development for PNG. With that, Mr Rungol thank all key stakeholders, development partners, private sector, and NGOs for their full support in the process of PNG's NDC. Hence, it is anticipated that these three NDC documents will be launched by the Government and will be announce as PNG’s commitment and effort to combat climate change in the upcoming UNFCCC 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom.