Forest Ministers

PNG receiving little finance for forest conservation

That's the finding from a new report by the NGO, Forest Trends.

The group tracked the flow of conservation finance under the UN conservation programme known as REDD+ between 2009 and 2014.

It identified US$45.3 million in total finance directed to REDD+ programmes in PNG, over half of which came from individual donor countries, with Japan the largest donor by far.

A senior associate in the REDD+ forest conservation finance tracking initiative, Brian Schaap said not a lot of resources are being deployed to conserve PNG's huge forests.

APEC Forestry Ministers call for sustainable socio-economic development

The final recommendation of the 21 APEC ministers responsible for forestry called “Eda Statement” focused on the following key agendas;

•              Supporting Sustainable Forest Management

•              Forest Conservation and Forest Rehabilitation to Mitigate and to Adapt the Impact of Climate Change

•              Challenges in Maintaining and Strengthening Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging and Associated Trade