National Climate Compatible Development Management Policy for Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea created this policy statement to describe roles and responsibilities for coordinating, implementing and reviewing its climate change strategies. It is a framework for facilitating development partnerships to help it achieve low-carbon economic growth.
The document lays out both a vision and policy themes, including adaptation and mitigation, implementation guidance and how monitoring and evaluation will be conducted. It notes that the policy statement aims to address both the current and future impacts of climate change on the country and gaps in how its government is addressing it. Examples include rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, development challenges, and insufficient adoption of clean energy technologies.
With climate adaptation, for example, it describes risk management strategies and governance measures, such as coordinating among sectors, strengthening institutions, and creating a system to better manage climate data.
Papua New Guinea also strives to be carbon neutral by 2050, cut its GHG emissions in the land-use and forestry sector and ensure that its growth embraces low-carbon infrastructure and technology. It also promotes sustainable land use planning as a policy, from the district to national levels.
It will also create mechanisms to support REDD+ and other conservation programs; encourage multilateral and bilateral partnerships to improve access to funds; and establish a reporting process.