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Papua New Guinea

At a Glance

The Pacific Islands Regional Mission serves Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

All 12 countries spread across the Southern Pacific Ocean face significant challenges from a changing climate. The region is vulnerable to events such as tropical storms, drought, and extreme rainfall, as well as longer term hardships related to sea level rise. Climate change also poses threats to the region’s tourism industry through impacts on coastal infrastructure, coral reefs, and coastal ecosystems.

    Funding and Key Indicators

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    USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $5 Million

    Adaptation

    $2 Million

    Clean Energy

    $1.5 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $1.5 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    7.3 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    12.67%

    % Forested Area

    74.1%

    Climate Change Information

    Stories from the Area

    Planners at USAID and in host country governments need to choose how to invest funds to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land. Should they focus on establishing or strengthening protected areas in the east? Restoring mangroves in the north? Improving timber harvesting practices in the south? In each country, there are many choices.