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19 July 2021 | dataset

First biennial update report (BUR) to UNFCCC 2018


Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) is a new government entity that is now undergoing transition from the former Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD). CCDA coordinates the Climate Change efforts of the Government of Papua New Guinea, a continuation of basically where the former OCCD left off. It is the coordinating entity for all climate change related policies and actions in the country. Additionally, it is the designated National Authority under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The office is currently undergoing a transitional phase which requires a major re-structure, in a coordinated and structured manner,complying with its own Climate Change Management Act (CCMA) 2015. The CCMA 2015 clearly defines this in Sections 8-11 of the Act on the organisation’s establishment, purpose, functions and powers.

CCDA is basically tasked with ensuring that Papua New Guinea follows a path of climate-compatible growth; that the country’s economy develops while simultaneously mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and reducing vulnerability to climate change related risks.


The Papua New Guinea Government submits PNG’s first Biennial Update Report (BUR1) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report follows the BUR guidelines for developing countries according to paragraphs 39 to 42 of Decision 2/CP.17 and its Annex III. This first BUR presents an overview of PNG’s national circumstances relevant to climate change, summary results of the inventory of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks for years 2000 through to 2015, and also presents information related to identified mitigation actions; constraints and gaps; the financial support received in relation to climate change activities and related financial, technical and capacity needs, including a description of support needed and received; information on national circumstances and institutional arrangements relevant to the preparation of national communications on a continuous basis; and information about the domestic MRV (measurement, reporting and verification). This BUR also includes the Technical Annex referred to in decision 14/CP.19, paragraph 7, containing the results achieved from REDD+ activities by PNG.

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Publisher Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG
Modified 19 July 2021
Release Date 19 July 2021
Homepage URL
Identifier 146930b8-0a93-45b1-931d-3cf321fbf33d
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Government of Papua New Guinea
Contact Name PNG - Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Climate Change, Climate Change and Development Authority
Contact Email [email protected]