GCF to support PNG’s climate change agenda

The Green Climate Fund is committed to support Papua New Guinea’s climate change agenda.

GCF is a fund within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

It was founded as a mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.

GCF regional advisor to the Pacific, Coral Pasisi said they come in as a partner to help enable PNG to achieve those objectives and to align with the efforts of the country.

Pasisi explained that GCF is a country led process.

She said the Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) through its consultation with a wide range of stakeholders already has an idea about PNG’s low emission development pathway.

These include PNG’s mitigation and adaptation needs going forward.

“We don’t dictate any priority areas for the country but support climate change agenda of the country and the stakeholders that are already doing an excellent job.

“We have already worked into the whole development planning process and the elements of climate change that PNG needs to factor over the next 10 to 50 years,” Pasisi said.

PNG is now working on two proposals for a mitigation project and an adaptation project to be presented to the GCF Board for approval to access the climate change funding.

Author: 
Quintina Naime