PNG inventory compilers to undergo hands on training

Nine inventory compilers working with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and the agriculture sector will undergo a hands-on training workshop in Kavieng, New Ireland Province this week.

The workshop is fully supported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) scheduled from March 13-17.

The intensive hands-on training is based on the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NHGI) for the agriculture, forest and other land uses (AFOLU) sector.

PNG is among many countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that rectified the Paris Agreement and must report on their status on the NGHGI.

The Government through CCDA is preparing data from the AFOLU for NGHGI.

CCDA national communication officer Larsen Daboyan explained that the workshop is basically to calculate the GHG emissions from the (AFOLU) sector.

Daboyan said FAO will provide its expertise and guide the participants to have a complete accurate and transparent inventory for the country.

“We would like to thank the FAO for continuous support in developing the NGHGI and also developing the forest reference level for PNG,” Daboyan said.

FAO agriculture expert Alessandro Ferrara said they’ll be working closely with the technical experts of PNG to do the advance training.

Ferrara said, “The idea is about sitting together with the technical people and going through the methodology and calculation and see what PNG lacks so far.

“We want to ensure that the proper calculation has been done and see how we can help where we can to find main gaps also for organising the future work of the NGHGI for PNG.”

(Picture: A forest clearing by local villagers for subsistence agriculture in the Adelbert Mountains in Madang Province. Courtesy of Nature Conservancy) 

Quintina Naime