Papua New Guinea has officially submitted its Enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on 16 December 2020, maintaining its climate commitment to the Paris Agreement for parties to communicate their NDCs by 2020.
PNG's enhanced NDC sets out a comprehensive package of policies and measures, sectorial targets and sector-specific actions which are tailor-made to meet its defined national contribution.
The enhanced NDC focuses on mitigation and addresses adaptation to climate change as a priority. A core element of PNG's enhanced NDC is to ensure maintaining its rich forest cover which is currently reported at an impressive 78% as well as reducing emissions from the agriculture, forestry and other land-use (AFOLOU) and energy sectors.
Papua New Guinea also demonstrates commitment to adaptation for 2020-2030 and focuses on its priority development sectors of agriculture, health, transport and infrastructure.
The enhanced NDC is also inclusive, ensuring a gender-responsive and human rights based approach in all planning, programming and implementation of its targets.
The NDC Hub is proud to have supported PNG through GIZ Pacific in identifying quantifiable adaptation targets which have informed the adaptation priorities of the nation's enhanced NDC.
Have a look at Papua New Guinea's enhanced NDC here.