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19 July 2021 | dataset

The Status of REDD+ in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a country emblematic of the challenges facing developing rainforest nations in the Global South. Despite its rich natural resources (recent surveys indicate that between 50% and 70% of the
country’s 46.4 million hectares remain covered with largely undisturbed lowland rainforest) and a relatively stable political climate, the country remains extremely poor, with an estimated 40% of the population living on less than $1 a day (Allen, 2010; AusAID, 2010; Shearman et al, 2010; UNDP, 2006). A heavy reliance on extractive mining and forestry projects has historically contributed most to the nation’s GDP, but has simultaneously threatened the future livelihoods of the 87% of the population who depend on natural resources for their subsistence needs (Shearman et al., 2009; WHO, 2007).

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The Status of REDD+ in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a country emblematic…

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Publisher Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 19 July 2021
Identifier 883c359c-c574-4ef1-8fea-1654b4901a91
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Relevant Countries Papua New Guinea
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Matt Leggett
Contact Name USAID Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) Program