Papua New Guinea National Action Plan for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Final Report Conservation and Environment Protection Authority Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The Papua New Guinea National Action Plan was initiated and developed for a 10 year timeframe through a series of stakeholder consultations and workshops in 2012, and this process further continued in 2017. The main underlying focus of the National Action Plan is on the wise application and development of integrated and sustainable land management approaches and practices.

This National Action Plan outlines an approach and roadmap towards an improved and enhanced way of managing land in Papua New Guinea. Furthermore, it focuses on the three main primary sectors – agriculture, forestry and mining - on which Papua New Guinea has depended and will continue to depend on. The potential impacts of these sectors are large and hitherto untapped, and will likely undergo rapid development.