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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NAMAs and REDD+ Country Study: Papua New Guinea NAMAs and REDD+ Country Study: Papua New Guinea

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Two instruments for climate change mitigation are being discussed internationally: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA). How can they be differentiated, and where lies the potential niche for each of these two mechanisms under which the UNFCCC conferences prepare opportunities for funding of on-the-ground implementation? This study compares the potential for both in Papua New Guinea, as part of a regional study conducted in Asia-Pacific by GIZ.

Author: Murray Ward on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries”.

October 2013

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

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

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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Date added: 08/01/2011
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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

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