Integrate climate issues into sectoral development plans

Jacob Ekinye said going forward they will need to integrate mainstream Climate Change issues into the sectoral development plans, with the help of all stakeholders including development partners.

Ekinye announced during a press conference that they be roll out the NAP to the national and subnational levels in two phases.

The island way of addressing climate change

The Mbuke islanders have silently suffered the long term effects of climate change, caused by global warming, for over five decades now.

With a population of 420, the people have seen and experienced the effects of climate change since the 70s, affecting their way of life including food security and water supply.

Former WWF marine officer and local environmentalist Selarn Kaluwin highlighted that over the years, the villagers have tried to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

PNG urged to focus on mitigation and adaptation projects

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 there’re a wide range of criteria that countries must follow when writing up their proposals.

The four key areas around mitigation are transport, forest and land use, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

PNG prepares for Green Climate Fund

Over 100 participants from government and non-governmental organisations and agencies are involved in the workshop, hosted by the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA).

GCFs’ visit to PNG is to facilitate the readiness and preparatory stage for the purposes of accessing climate finance.

GCF was established to assist developing countries finance their mitigation and adaptation programs.

The signing of the Privileges and Immunities Agreement paved the way for officials from GCF to enter PNG and work with the government.