A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), Hunstein Range Holdings Limited (HRHL) and PNG REDD+ Asset and Project Management Limited (PRAPML) was facilitated by the Right Honourable Geoffrey Kama MP, Minister for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change on the 1st August, 2019 in the presence of Member for Wosera Gawi and Minister for Education, Right Honourable Joseph Yopyyopi. Also present was Mr. Ruel Yamuna, Managing Director for the Climate Change & Development Authority and Mr. Gunther Joku, Managing Director for the Conservation, Environment & Protection Authority (CEPA).

The April Salumei Project is a pioneer REDD project for the country and has provided for several important lessons learnt in the emissions reduction’s arena. The CCDA and its partners are working toward a jurisdictional approach so as to facilitate for both compliance and voluntary initiatives existing in parallel.

Mr. Yamuna encouraged the landowner companies present during the signing for further collaboration and cooperation noting the project as a milestone for the country.