Islanders call for intervention

This has prompted the councilor of Ambenob Ward 1 to all for responsible government authorities intervene quickly with solutions to mitigate the effects in order to assist in minimizing the fast deteriorating islands.

Rodney Selan is the Ward 1 council member for North Ambenob, responsible for most of the islands surrounding Madang town.

Since the effects of climate change has devasted his communities, he has invited the Provincial Disaster Office to tour around Krangket Island and see first-hand the state of the island.

National Climate Summit underway in Port Moresby

The summit, hosted by the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA), aims to unite leaders, experts, and stakeholders from various backgrounds in substantive discussions centered around the crucial theme of "climate justice and social inclusion."

Papua New Guinea, highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, has been grappling with rising sea levels, increasingly severe weather events, and shifting rainfall patterns, impacting both coastal and highland communities, agriculture, and infrastructure.

Taurama Bay men lead sustainable livelihood project

Focused on ensuring sustainable livelihoods, the club has embarked on a multi-faceted project, encompassing coral reef restoration, mangrove rehabilitation, and small-scale village chicken farming.

The heart of these efforts lies within their weekly gatherings at the idyllic Tutu Beach Retreat, where they collaborate with the esteemed Kyeema Foundation.

Clans in Madang sign Conservation Deed

A Conservation Deed (CD) was signed by two clans from Sumgilbar Local Level Government area in the Sumkar District of Madang Province to protect their land and natural resources.

Differences were put aside on August 2, 2023, when Ameng and Munuiguwin clans from Simbukanam village agreed to work together to protect their land and natural resources.

The Bismark Ramu Group (BRG) has initially been supporting them through conservation awareness, resulting in the development and signing of an initial Conservation Deed.

“No more compensation”

Member for South Fly and Minister for Livestock, Seki Agisa, called on landowners from all over the province to stop the act of compensation and make use of the land to receive the money needed.

“We have got our land to get that K150. We were just told about the K150-K200 Vanilla per Kilo and yet we keep on waiting for compensation. Not just here but it is everywhere along the river system all the way to Daru. This is a very important project everybody has to take ownership of and start heading back and toil the land,” said Agisa.

Conservation of the Kikori River Basin

The introduction of the supplementary teacher’s guidebook titled, “Conservation of the Kikori River Basin: A Teacher’s Resource Book for Primary Schools,” takes a significant stride in nurturing a new generation of environmentally conscious leaders dedicated to safeguarding this invaluable ecological gem.

Equipping teachers with a comprehensive curriculum, engaging activities, localized content, and collaborative opportunities, the guidebook enables the delivery of impactful environment education.

Landowners challenge Forest deal

The signing ceremony for the agreement is scheduled to take place today, June 13th, 2023.

The landowners argue that the FMA infringes upon their rights and have garnered the support of Pomio Member of Parliament, Elias Kapavore.

In a letter addressed to the relevant authorities, Kapavore highlighted the concerns raised by the landowners from the Melkoi Local Level Government (LLG) in Pomio District and the Gasmata LLG in Kandrian Gloucester District.

He stressed the importance of excluding the local forest areas from the proposed Ania Kapiura Fulleborne FMA.

Maintaining momentum for environmental initiatives

The meeting, hosted by Amazing Port Moresby and Community Social Services, provided an opportunity for stakeholders to share their experiences and provide feedback on the impact of the activities organized by the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) and its partners.

World Environment Day in Lae

This year’s campaign is #BeatPlasticPollution.

CEPA’s scientific officer, Shirley Mole, iterated that they are collaborating with their partners to come up with ways to mitigate plastic wastes in Lae.

“We know plastic is an issue in the industrial sectors and we are trying our best to promote the theme ‘Solutions to Plastic Pollution’.

“The other thing is we also have a regulation in place. It’s about the biodegradable plastic use regulation.

PNG declares World Tree Kangaroo Day

Minister for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change, Simo Kilepa stated, “World Tree Kangaroo Day should also be a day that we acknowledge the importance of our wildlife, our need to protect and preserve them and the natural homes they live in. Not only for our future generations but in our planet's battle to fight climate change.”