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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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Overview: REDD+ finance flowing to PNG

PNG’s REDD+ financing landscape is set out below:

Flows of REDD+ finance between donors and recipients, 2009-2012


Funds committed and disbursed for REDD+ activities in PNG through 2012


Cumulative commitments and disbursements, 2009-2012


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.