Climate Change

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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SPC/GIZ Climate Protection Project – Papua New Guinea National Planning Meeting Report SPC/GIZ Climate Protection Project – Papua New Guinea National Planning Meeting Report

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The Papua New Guinea planning meeting of the SPC/GIZ Regional Programme “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries” was held at the Lamana Hotel, Port Moresby, from 21 – 22 June 2011.

The report documents the following:

  1. an overview of REDD+ initiatives in Papua New Guinea
  2. stakeholder relationships in terms of REDD+
  3. assessment of REDD+ needs and priorities for the country
  4. potential REDD+ pilot sites and feasible Project activities as identified by participants
  5. recommendations for the regional REDD+ information portal currently proposed under the project.

July 2011

REDD+ and Forest Carbon Rights in Papua New Guinea - Background Legal Analysis - updated version REDD+ and Forest Carbon Rights in Papua New Guinea - Background Legal Analysis - updated version

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There is, as yet, no legislation specifically dealing with REDD+, forest carbon rights or payments for environmental services generally in Papua New Guinea (PNG). However, PNG has a well-developed legal system with a number of elements  which could support the creation of national framework for REDD+ and forest carbon rights.

The conclusion reached in this paper is that customary land tenure, as presently structured, cannot legally support a market-based approach to REDD+ which involves site-specific forest carbon projects due to the legal restrictions which customary land tenure brings and the contractual obligations that underpin REDD+ projects.

Prepared by: Mr Steven O’Brien, on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional REDD+ Project "Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries".

November 2012

REDD Feasibility Study for Central Suau, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea REDD Feasibility Study for Central Suau, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

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The REDD+ feasibility study for Central Suau in Milne Bay Province/ PNG recommends an IFM/REDD+ forest carbon project following the Verified Carbon Standard  methodology for logged to protected forest (LtPF). The report indicates preliminary results on eligible forest area, biomass and carbon stock, and potential revenues.

Author: Scott A. Stanley on behalf of the SPC/GIZ Regional Project “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries"

February 2013

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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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

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

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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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