Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) lies in the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and has a total land area of 46.9 million hectares, comprising of 600 smaller islands. PNG’s diverse landscapes, ecosystems and rich flora have sustained 7 million plus people for over a millennium. To maintain long-term sustainability of its environment and people, PNG is continuously taking ambitious action to combat threats posed by climate change.

NDC Target

PNG submitted their Intended nationally determined contributions (INDC) to the UNFCCC Secretariat on the 30th of September 2015. No further revisions were undertaken, and the same document was endorsed and submitted as the First Nationally Determined Contribution on 24th March 2016. PNG submitted their Enhanced NDC to the UNFCCC on 17 December 2020.

• PNG commits to generating 78% of its electricity supply from renewable energy sources by 2030

Conditional (100.00%)

100% dependent on external funding.

Unconditional (0.00%)

N/A

Absolute Target

  • By 2030, annual emission from deforestation and forest degradation due to agriculture expansion and commercial logging is reduced by 10,000 Gg CO2 eq comparing to 2015 level

Relative Target

  • LULUCF will be converted from net GHG source (1, 716 Gg CO2 eq) in 2015 to net GHG sink (-8,284 Gg CO2 eq) by 2030 to mitigate emissions from other sectors

Non GHG Qualitative Targets

  • The area of annual deforestation is reduced by 25% of 2015 level by 2030 (Equating to a reduction of 8,300 ha of annual deforestation).
  • The area of forest degradation is reduced by 25% of 2015 level by 2030 (Equating to a reduction of 43,300 ha of annual degradation).
  • The area of planted forest and forest restoration is increased.
  • Non GHG Action Based Targets
  • Enhanced land use planning
  • Promoting climate-friendly agriculture
  • Enhancement of timber legality
  • Promoting REDD+
  • Promoting downstream processing
  • Promoting the Painim Graun Planim Diwai initiative and planting trees initiative.

PNG submitted their Enhanced NDC to the UNFCCC on 17 December 2020.

Target Sector

Mitigation

  • Energy: Electricity Supply – PNG commits to generating 78% of its electricity supply from renewable energy sources by 2030
  • Forestry: Reducing Emissions from Forestry and Land Use Change coordinated through the REDD+ Initiative and Landuse and Landuse Change (LULUCF)

Adaptation

Priority Development Sector per the NAP

Adaptation Target 2030

Agriculture

10% of the total population (0.8 million beneficiaries (25% are women)) have increased resilience with respect to food and water security, health and well-being in PNG.

Health

100% of the population benefits from improved health measures to respond to malaria and other climate-sensitive diseases in PNG.

Transport

US$1.2b (PGK 4.2b) value of transport (air, sea, and land) infrastructure and assets built/rehabilitated according to climate-resilient codes and standards.

Infrastructure

6 million people (70% of the population) benefit from improved early warning systems/information to respond to extreme climate events.

US$172m (PGK 608m) value of building and utility infrastructure assets built/rehabilitated according to climate-resilient codes and standards.

Target Year
2030
Activity Implementation Year
2021

Current Activity

  • Support from NDC Hub through providing in-country consultant in facilitating and administrations of the PNG 2020 Enhanced NDC review process was completed.
  • NDC Coordination through the support of UNDP Climate Promise Program, PNG FAO and other partners, this is ongoing. 
  • PNG requested for support to enhance the PNG NDC to include quantitative adaptation targets and the report is fianlzied.
  • PNG’s NDC Implementation Plan currently been drafted which will be updated annually, which will be annexed to the NDC, which lists key actions and activities, respective resource requirements to ensure successful implementation.
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PNG's NDC includes contributions from the Energy and Forestry sectors as the main emitting sectors.  PNG hopes to outline a cost-effective way to sustainable economic development by maintaining 78 percent of the country’s forest cover, developing renewable energy resources, and strengthening resilience to enhance adaptation and mitigation action.

- Mr. Ruel Yamuna, Managing Director for PNG Climate Change and Development Authority

Papua New Guinea's NDC Journey

The Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Papua New Guinea was submitted in 2015.

The Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Papua New Guinea was submitted in 2016.

The Enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution for Papua New Guinea was submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat on 17 December 2020.

Contact details in-country team

Mr. Ruel Yamuna

PNG Country Focal Point

Managing Director

PNG Climate Change & Development Authority

Adaptation Branch, Adaptation & Projects Division

P.O.Box 4017, Boroko, NCD.

Papua New Guinea

E: [email protected] / [email protected]

P: +675 741 12493

Ms. Luanne Losi-Yawingu

Regional Pacific NDC Hub Focal Point

Manager

PNG Climate Change & Development Authority

Adaptation Branch, Adaptation & Projects Division

P.O.Box 4017, Boroko, NCD.

Papua New Guinea

E: [email protected] / [email protected]

M: +675 7226 7020

Mr. Alfred Rungol

PNG NDC Partnership Focal Point

General Manager

PNG Climate Change & Development Authority

Measurement, Reporting & Verification (MRV) and National Communication (NC) Division

P.O.Box 4017, Boroko, NCD.

The Regional Pacific NDC Hub is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of United Kingdom, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand.