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.
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's National Climate Change Policy document.
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.