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Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

III. Papua New Guinea

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Proposed Benefit Sharing System for REDD+ pilot project in Central Suau / Papua New Guinea Proposed Benefit Sharing System for REDD+ pilot project in Central Suau / Papua New Guinea

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Date added: 03/30/2015
Date modified: 03/30/2015
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This document outlines current prospects for a Benefit Sharing mechanism that could be used with the Massim people in Central Suau REDD+ Project Area in Milne Bay Province / Papua New Guinea. It provides a couple of unique features as recommendations for how benefits may be shared most effectively and most amicably in the Suau District. The recommendation is that the Benefit Sharing System does not include cash benefits of any kind to landowners, but focus on community-wide projects that might be identified by women in each ward and shared amongst all community members.

Prepared by: Österreichische Bundesforste (lead author: Nancy Sullivan), on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project "Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries".

April 2015

Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Manual for Improved Forest Management Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Manual for Improved Forest Management

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Date added: 02/23/2015
Date modified: 02/23/2015
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Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Manual for Improved Forest Management (Logged to Protected Forest) in Central Suau REDD+ area / Papua New Guinea

The purpose of this manual is to provide an overall review of the components that will be part of a Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for a REDD+ voluntary market forest carbon project. This MRV manual serve as the Monitoring Plan in the “Project Design Document Development for Forest Carbon Project (Logged – Protected Forest) in Central Suau” prepared under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) in compliance with the VCS VM0011 methodology.

Prepared by: Österreichische Bundesforste, on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project "Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries".

February 2015

Forest Carbon Inventory in Proposed Central Suau REDD+ Area, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea Forest Carbon Inventory in Proposed Central Suau REDD+ Area, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

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Date added: 01/14/2015
Date modified: 02/06/2015
Filesize: 3.06 MB
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The present report provides an overview on the methodology, results and discussion of the forest carbon inventory in Central Suau in Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea.

The results of the land cover analysis show eleven land cover strata including three assessed to hold commercial sawlog stocks. These three land cover strata cover 43,374ha or 72.6% of Central Suau PPA area of 59,758ha.

The report will be used as an input into the preparation of the Project Description under VCS.

Prepared by Österreichische Bundesforste AG on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries’.

December 2014

Analysis of Historical Deforestation, Degradation and Land Use in Central Suau, Papua New Guinea Analysis of Historical Deforestation, Degradation and Land Use in Central Suau, Papua New Guinea

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Date added: 11/19/2014
Date modified: 02/06/2015
Filesize: 1.93 MB
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The report gives an overview on drivers of historical deforestation and forest degradation in Central Suau, Milne Bay Province, PNG.

The results on historical land cover and use pronounce the dominance of agricultural areas for subsistence food and crop production with scattered coconut plantation along the sea shore.

The complex of identified agents, drivers and underlying causes are described: population growth is a major underlying cause and poses in conjunction with agricultural land use as livelihood activity and scarce land resources along the coast the high threat of deforestation on accessible primary forests.

Prepared by Österreichische Bundesforste AG on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries’.

October 2014

Papua New Guinea: Legal Framework for REDD+ Papua New Guinea: Legal Framework for REDD+

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Date added: 11/10/2014
Date modified: 02/06/2015
Filesize: 4.4 MB
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The report provides a legal context to the various issues relating to REDD+ in Papua New Guinea. These include the required institutional arrangements, land tenure issues, regulatory instruments, leasing structures, identification of carbon rights, addressing competing land use interests and implementation of safeguards.

Included in the report are direct links to all important documents regarding REDD in Papua New Guinea.

Prepared by: Lisa Ogle - on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries’

September 2014

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