Map of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:

$26,475,766

Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:

$2,042,935

The island of New Guinea, divided between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG), contains the third largest tract of tropical rainforest on the planet, smaller only than the Amazon and Congo Basins. Papua New Guinea’s forests cover 28-30 million hectares, or approximately 65% of the country’s total surface area. The country’s current national deforestation rate is estimated to be around 1.5%. This combination of extensive but threatened forests makes PNG a high international priority country for forest conservation and REDD+ development activities.

Papua New Guinea was among the earliest global advocates for REDD+, having joined with Costa Rica at the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP11) in proposing the concept of a REDD+ mechanism for inclusion within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Government of PNG committed in 2010 to reduce its GHG emissions by 30% by 2030, and intends to achieve these reductions primarily from changes in land use and forest management. PNG has made significant progress in national level REDD+ policy development, proceeding in 2011 beyond the development phase to the implementation phase of the UN-REDD Programme.

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REDD+ Activities

Finance is currently supporting the following REDD+ activities in PNG:

REDD+ Activities in PNG

 

Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in PNG

 
   
  • REDD+ Activities in PNG

    The chart shows the different REDD+ activities supported by donor type. The list of activities and definitions was drawn from broad agreement among REDD+ experts, including the civil society national partners collecting data across the thirteen initiative countries.

    It is important to note that the absence of support for an activity from a specific donor type does not constitute a lack of attention to the activity overall, since the activity could be well-funded through other donor types.

    In PNG, the activities that received support from all donor types (governments, multilateral institutions, and private foundations) were policy and law analysis/development and institutional strengthening. As the largest donors, governments are supporting all REDD+ activity types, while the single private foundation donor is supporting a more narrow range of activities.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

  • Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in PNG

    The chart shows the number of REDD+ activities at least partially supported by donor commitments. The main activities included in projects were policy and law analysis/development, and institutional strengthening. Stakeholder engagement was addressed by three quarters of all projects, and more than half of the projects addressed MRV and reference levels, safeguard development, and practical steps to improve forest and land management. Activities which received attention from only a quarter of the projects include forest carbon project design and performance-based payments.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

Data Source: PNG

All data presented in this chart was collected in-country through our national partner, NCRC, and compiled by Forest Trends. For more information on our methodology, please visit our FAQs page.

Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management Other Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy Institutional strengthening Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation) Forest carbon project design MRV and reference levels Safeguards Rights and tenure Stakeholder engagement Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management Other Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy Institutional strengthening Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation) Forest carbon project design MRV and reference levels Safeguards Rights and tenure Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management