Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) AFOLU and Electricity Implementation Roadmaps 2021 along with NDC Implementation Plan (2021-2030) and Climate Change (Management) NDC Regulations (2021) were launched on 8 October 2021 at the Hilton Hotel, Port Moresby. Since PNG’s Enhanced NDC 2020 submission to the UNFCCC, PNG continued to develop these strategic documents which show PNG’s domestic actions on climate change aspects.
The Minister for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change, Hon Mr. Wera Mori launched these important national documents as PNG prepares to attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
The launching event was attended by Keith Scott, the British High Commissioner to PNG and other country resident representatives, several government representatives, development partners, civil society organizations, academics, and media.
During opening remarks, Mr. Alfred Rungol, NDC Focal Point of Climate Change and Development Authority highlighted the importance of these strategic documents in addressing PNG’s climate change actions domestically.
Dr. Achala Abeysinghe, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Country Representative of PNG gave her special speech on behalf of all the Development Partners in PNG. Dr. Achala congratulated all development partners during the launching of these strategic documents. She mentioned that ‘PNG is in few steps ahead than many as PNG is launching the NDC Implementation Plan (2021-2030), Electricity and AFOLU Roadmaps and ready to implement Enhanced NDC 2020 which was submitted in December 2020’.
Dr. Achala shared GGGI’s engagement in PNG highlighting that GGGI has delivered two NDC Roadmaps with contributions from NDC Partnerships and continuing with green growth resilient development at the provincial levels, renewable energy activities, climate finance, and green entrepreneurship – among others. Being in the country for less than four years, Dr. Achala said: “we (GGGI) are very proud of the achievements we (GGGI) have gained so far with proactive engagement in this exercise”.
PNG’s efforts will be seen as best practice example by the others to implement NDC on the ground.
Thanking CCDA’s leadership and guidance, government agencies, civil societies, and academia, Dr. Achala concluded that GGGI will continue contributing to PNG’s climate resilient and green growth activities.
About the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
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Local GGGI communications contact
Dr. Achala Abeysinghe, Country Representative, Papua New Guinea