This dataset has an article on plastics that make their way into the ocean and data on plastics and other waste in the Pacific Island region.
Forest cover in PNG
This is the final report prepared by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) for submission to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Papua New Guinea Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) in relation to the 2016–17 assessment of the management effectiveness of Papua New Guinea’s protected areas.
Download from IUCN www.iucnredlist.org on 2nd of April 2019
PNG's forest cover loss 2000-2017 downloaded from [www.globalforestwatch.org](https://www.globalforestwatch.org/)
From 2001 to 2017, Papua New Guinea lost 1.28Mha of tree cover, equivalent to a 3.0% decrease since 2000, and 158Mt of CO₂ of emissions.
A summary of various datasets on logging concessions, exports, forest cover are presented here.
Latest update on PAcific Countries and their economy by the Asian Development Bank
IUCN Taxanomy list
Assessing compensation for the wrongful loss of customary land
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2011 NATIONAL REPORT
PNG roads: these spatial datasets provide the delimitation of primary, secondary and tertiary roads and tracks in Papua New Guinea. The OSM dataset includes attribute information includes OSM id and road names in English where known and comprehensive track network for the mainland. This dataset can be complemented by the National Mapping Bureau (NMB) (2000) dataset. The NMB dataset includes comprehensive road network in both mainland and non-mainland districts and road surface attributes. Source: Open Street Map; Papua New Guinea National Mapping Bureau. Contributor: OCHA ROAP.
Papua New Guinea Final National Action Plan to the ten year (2008-2018) UNCCD Strategy.