Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA)

Sungi officially takes over CCDA leadership

Welcoming the incoming Acting Managing Director, CCDA First Secretary Motsy David congratulated Sungi on her appointment. He emphasized the importance of utilizing her three-month term effectively, as determined by the National Executive Council.

“Despite challenges faced by the organization, CCDA achieved key milestones such as developing the National Adaptation Plan, developing the National REDD+ Safeguards Guidelines, and amending the Climate Change Management Act (CCMA 2023). On behalf of the Minister and the Government, I commend you for your leadership,” said David.

PNG Advances Climate-Smart Coffee Consultation

The consultation, spearheaded by the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and supported by the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub, serves as a pivotal starting point for crafting a policy framework to enhance the resilience of PNG's coffee industry.

Deadline for climate change study extended

CCDA in partnership with the Government of Australia issued the call last month for a concept note focusing on Climate Change, however, extended by another month to give ample time for the concept note to be submitted.

Funded through the PNG Australia Partnership, successful candidates will be awarded research grants to support the research project for a period of 12 months.

There are two categories of funding for this research grant: student and open category.

Climate Change Act to be reviewed

CCDA Acting Managing Director, William Lakain made this remark during the National REDD+ Safeguards Guidelines launching on Thursday August 03, 2023 in Port Moresby.

He said in the space of Climate Change the PNG government has asked the department of CCDA to review the Act.

“For the past few months CCDA has seek assistance from the Office of the State Solicitor, Legislative Council and key stakeholders including development partners to review the legislation,” Mr Lakain said.

National REDD + Safeguard Guidelines launched

The launching on Thursday 3rd of August was officiated by members of Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA), the Minister for Environment Conservation and Climate Change Simon Kilepa and key partners. 

Papua New Guinea has taken a global lead in seeking to combat climate change since 2005 at COP11 in Montreal, Canada when PNG and Costa Rica introduced the concept of REDD+ to the United Nationals Framework Conservation on Climate Change. 

Provincial Capacity Building Workshop launched

The workshop aims to provide valuable knowledge and skills to various sectors in the province, enabling them to comprehend and recognize their active roles in the realm of climate change. It also seeks to reaffirm commitments to securing resources for the effective implementation of Papua New Guinea's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

NDCs represent a vital aspect of the Paris Agreement on climate change, constituting voluntary commitments made by each country to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Staff unite and committed to deliver

This commitment was made at an organization event, attended by CCDA's management and staff, representatives from development partners and other agencies, aimed to strengthen team spirit.

CCDA Acting Managing Director, William Lakain highlighted the significance of the organization's staff members and their essential role in achieving organizational goals. 

CCDA Climate Change Awareness

This initiative aims to raise awareness about climate change among secondary schools in the National Capital District (NCD) and Central Province.

Erick Sarut, Acting Manager of National Communication at CCDA, announced that 22 secondary-level schools will be visited in June and July to conduct climate change awareness activities. Sarut emphasized the urgency of addressing the climate emergency and highlighted the significance of education and awareness in combatting this global challenge.

Mt Giluwe Conservation Foundation launched

The launch signifies the beginning of their efforts to conserve their forests, culture and their natural environment.

The launch took place at Yokai Base along the Tambul- Mendi Highway in Upper Mendi, witnessed by hundreds of people from Upper Mendi, Tambul, Nebilyer and heads of key government agencies and guests who travelled in from other provinces.

Chairman of Mount Giluwe Conservation Foundation Richard Kuna said the main aim of the foundation is to protect its pristine forests and natural environment around the precincts of Mount Giluwe.

Effective reporting on climate actions

Climate reporting is an important tool for promoting transparency, accountability and for informed climate actions.

Led by Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) with technical support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the workshop was a key step under phase two of PNG’s Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) project.