Climate Change and Development Authority

Aid to assess climate change impact

A new public-private partnership between the Government of Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority, Oil Search Limited and U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Catherine Ebert-Gray, was formalised recently.

The goal of this partnership is to assess the impact of climatic changes and to establish programs to create a more resilient future for Papua New Guineans.

Climate change project: Phase 1 underway

The project is being conducted at Milne Bay, Manus, Morobe, East New Britain and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville over six years, piloted in 21 vulnerable island communities.

The project aims to bring about change by mainstreaming climate resilience into development plans that address country priorities, focusing on vulnerable communities.

It intends to link national, provincial, district, and ward level plans and demonstrate how these can be aligned to adapt to climate change.

Finalising five Green Climate Fund proposals

This was revealed today in a workshop aimed to develop a GCF Pipeline for transport and energy sectors.

The workshop was facilitated by the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The five project proposals are ‘Investing in renewable energy for Port Moresby’, ‘Achieving carbon neutrality at the University of PNG’, ‘Investing in solar power in PNG major cities,’ ‘Developing and investing in a pilot geothermal plant’ and ‘Developing and investing in a pilot hydropower plant’.

REDD+ Strategy to be submitted to NEC this month

PNG is currently in the process of developing REDD+ for the country under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The National REDD+ Strategy was the main focus of discussions and training sessions at a workshop this week in Kavieng attended by 60 representatives from the government and private sector.

The outcomes from the workshop will be in a revised document that will help provide clear direction on how PNG can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

CCDA reveals constraints in data collection

CCDA national communication officer Larsen Daboyan highlighted that there’s lack of funding for effectively collecting quality data throughout Papua New Guinea.

The agriculture, forestry and land-use sector is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions for PNG.

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.

PNG inventory compilers to undergo hands on training

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.

Data compilation needs improvement to complete GHG Inventory

This was revealed at a workshop in Port Moresby to revise the work done so far on a complete quality assurance process of the GHG estimations in PNG.

The workshop was facilitated by the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and attended by officers from the agriculture and land-use sector.

The Government of PNG, through CCDA in partnership with the FAO, is working to complete the GHG estimations from the Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) sector to form the NGHGI.

Climate change officer participates in US leadership program

Taera is a projects officer with the Climate Change and Development Authority. Her role is to provide research, analysis, technical advice and policy development on the identified priority areas for climate change adaptation in PNG.

The program Taera will join is titled “Our Planet - Climate Change and Renewable Energy”, and runs from January 23 through February 10 in the United States. 

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.

Yamuna: PNG needs to develop a green economy

A green economy aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment.

Newly appointed acting managing director of Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA), Ruel Yamuna said CCDA must be the vehicle for PNG’s green economy by creating a pathway for developing a carbon-neutral economy.

These include introducing clean energy like generating solar energy, wind energy and hydropower and using bio fuel.