Climate Change Development Authority

New Environment Minister takes over

Also on the list is the Protected Areas Policy, the rehabilitation of the Varirata National Park, and the Kokoda Track and Interim Protection Zone around the Brown River Catchment.

Yesterday, the Member for Kompiam-Ambum handed over the reins to new Minister Geoffery Kama, who now takes custody of these establishments.

The member for Kompiam-Ambum, since 2012, was Minister for Environment and Conservation, a portfolio he held since the Peter O’Neill-Sir Leo Dion cabinet, and subsequently after the 2017 election in the O’Neill-Abel government.

How can we adapt?

Climate change information trickling down to locals is important for generations to survive.

Climate Change Development Authority entered into an understanding with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to see its iCLAM program delivered to the country.

iCLAM will see basic information made available to the public using the Information Technology platform.

This project has been rolled out in Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu under the guidance of Griffith University.

Tackling climate change

This is to help the nation secure increased international funding and support to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Supported by the Government of PNG’s Climate Change Development Authority and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the retreats will flesh out Finance and Investment Plans to put into operation PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) 2017-2027, which was endorsed by the PNG Government in May 2017.

MOU signed for K88.79 million climate change program

The signing of the $US27.29 million (K88.79 million) project was between the Climate Change Development Authority as the executing agency and the Office of the Coastal Fisheries Development Agency as the implementing agency.

This climate adaptation project is funded by the Government Investment Fund and is administered by the Asian Development Bank.

The BRCC project will be rolled out in five provinces; Milne Bay, Manus, Morobe, East New Britain and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

CDDA to strengthen community’s on sustainable management of forests

Approximately 10 per cent of global GHG emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Papua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the most significant areas of largely-intact tropical forest in the world but these forests are facing acute and imminent threats.

Since 2008, PNG has been at the forefront of negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop an international mechanism to compensate developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD plus).

CCDA continues work with stakeholders on proposals for GCF

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

CCDA acting managing director, Ruel Yamuna, said work on accessing the GCF has been going very smoothly.

Yamuna highlighted that CCDA as the focal point for GCF in PNG, is working on reaching out to stakeholders making sure that they understand the different project proposal designs.

Climate Change Authority to sign MOU for resilience program

The event will take place on Thursday, January 26 in Port Moresby.

PNG’s Strategic Program for Climate Resilience is aimed at achieving transformation change in addressing the current and future threats from climate change and related disasters.

The PNG Government had obtained an Asian Development Bank grant of US$24.25 for the building resilience to climate change (BRCC) project.

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

PNG prepares Forest Reference Level submission

Forest Reference Level is one of four key elements to be produced by developing countries implementing REDD+ activities.

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is a mechanism that has been under negotiation by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2005.

It aims to mitigate climate change through reducing net emissions of greenhouse gases through enhanced forest management in developing countries, including PNG.

REDD+ workshop underway in Port Moresby

The workshop is facilitated by the Climate Change Development Authority in partnership with United Nations-REDD Programme, PNG Forest Authority (PNGFA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

This is the final validated workshop which aims to present the results on PNG's FRL assessment and documentation of its overall submission content, to be validated by all relevant stakeholders.

Participants include non-government organisations, universities and research institutions, community leaders, private sectors and development partners.

PNG prepares two proposals for GCF

They are the water resilient project for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the renewable energy project under the Asian Development Bank, which is also being rolled out within the region.

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

The proposals must be submitted to the GCF Board to undergo screening before they can be approved for funds to be released.