Being ready for REDD+ is a precondition for Papua New Guinea to move to the next phase of REDD+, that is, to implement REDD+ Policies and Measures to effectively reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and promote the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. Successful REDD+ implementation, in terms of reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions from the forest sector, will also enable PNG to access results-based payments through the UNFCCC in the future.
The Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) is embarking on a Regional Consultation to discuss how stakeholders can access the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and review the current Climate Change (Management) Act (CCMA), 2015 within the national, sub-national including district and local levels
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the most significant areas of largely-intact tropical forest in the world, although these forests appear to be facing acute and imminent threats. Forests are also a vital resource for the local population particularly in the remote rural areas of PNG, providing food, fibre, building materials, and support a variety of wildlife and ecosystem services.
Information on REDD+. REDD+ is a financing model negotiated under the UNFCCC to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. It is divided into three phases, which are roughly associated with readiness, implementation, and payment for results. Developing country Parties to the UNFCCC can access GCF support for activities across the three REDD+ phases through its Readiness Programme, Project Preparation Facility, and regular project cycle funding.
Papua New Guinea's National Climate Change Policy document.
The Consultation Workshop for National Forest Monitoring System Action Plan, Greenhouse Gas inventory, Forest Reference Level for REDD+ in Papua New Guinea was a joint initiative of the Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA), the UNREDD Programme and the European Union held on the 7th and 8th of June, 2016 at the Grand Papua Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
In preparation of the Forest Reference Level (FRL) submission and calculations of Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHGi) in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Sector, experts from the three organisations met in Kavieng, New Ireland Province in 2017. Participants were from CCDA, the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The FAO experts have a wide range of experience working with different countries upon requests to the FAO Head Quarters in Rome. This is a report from the training session.
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.