REDD+ and Mitigation
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since signing it at the UNCED in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 1992. The UNFCCC was ratified by the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) in April 1993. The signing and ratification of the UNFCCC by the GoPNG is a testimony of our strong commitment to fulfilling our obligations to the Convention. It also signifies the concerns that PNG has about the issues pertaining to the impacts of climate change affecting its people and their survival.
Low Carbon Growth (LCG) ensures that we continue to pursue economic development while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Papua New Guinea requires greater investment in natural ecosystem services as in alternative energy and resource efficiency to move forward to a greener economy. We aim to reduce emissions from existing sectors like the power sector by switching to renewable energy sources like solar, hydro-electric power and or geothermal power generation.