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 Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG

Update on the 2nd National Communication Report for PNG to UNFCCC downloaded from www.unfccc.org

 Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG

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.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG

Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, is a tectonically unstable, uplifting shoreline ringed by emergent coral terraces. The terraces were formed during episodes of rapid sea-level rise when corals constructed large, discrete coral platforms that were subsequently uplifted. Uranium series ages of four prominent Huon Peninsula last glacial (OIS 3) coral terraces coincide with the timing of major North Atlantic climate reversals at intervals of 6000^7000 yr between 30 000 yr and 60 000 yr ago.

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 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  PNG Forestry Authority,  PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG

Peatlands are common in montane areas above 1,000 m in New Guinea and become extensive above 3,000 m in the subalpine zone. In the montane mires, swamp forests and grass or sedge fens predominate on swampy alley bottoms. These mires may be 4–8 m in depth and up to 30,000 years in age. In Papua New Guinea (PNG) there is about 2,250 km2 of montane peatland, and Papua Province (the Indonesian western half of the island) probably contains much more. Above 3,000 m, peat soils form under blanket bog on slopes as well as on valley floors.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

JICA Country Profile on Environment of Papua New Guinea (PNG) was carried out by the Planning and Evaluation Department Japan International Cooperation Agency in February 2002. This 37 paged report outlines PNG's fact sheets, organization structure, legislation, current environmental issues and international relations between PNG and overseas countries

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Summarizes the findings to date, and places them in a regional and historical context. Discusses the SEAFRAME gauge in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, which records sea level, air and water temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction. It is one of an array designed to monitor changes in sea level and climate in the Pacific.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

It is a Pre-Workshop In Country Review For Papua New Guinea 19th-23rd October 1999 in Nadi, Fiji Islands. Collaboration between NDMO, PNG NWS and Water Resources

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Here we analyze rainfall data for the New Guinea region comprising station observations, reanalysis products and satellite-based estimates in order to better understand some of these details. We find that most gridded products are limited due to their relatively coarse horizontal resolutions that fail to resolve topographic effects. However, the relatively fine resolution TRMM satellite–based product appears to provide reliable estimates and linear correlations between the data and the NINO34 sea surface temperature index provides an insight into the pattern of ENSO rainfall impacts.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Esso Highlands Limited (Esso) proposes to develop the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Project
(PNG LNG Project) in a co-venture with other participants. Esso (as project operator) will produce and condition gas from new and existing petroleum fields in the Southern Highlands and Western provinces of Papua New Guinea, send the conditioned gas by pipeline across Gulf Province and the Gulf of Papua to a 6.3-Mtpa LNG Plant in Central Province, liquefy the gas, and load it onto LNG carriers for export. The project will also produce condensate for export.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Main Report describing the physical, chemical and biological environment of Misima Island and the possible impacts of development on the area

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Consists of Initial Environmental Examinations, Impact Assessments including Environmental Management Plans related to Oil projects in Papua New Guinea

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Ramu Nickel Project Environmental Plan consists of a Guide to the Environmental Plan and three volumes; Volumes A to C. Volume A is an Executive Summary of the Environmental Plan, Volume B consists of the Main Report and Volume C is the Appendices.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  PNG Forestry Authority,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG

PNG Biomass project

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 PNG Forestry Authority,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG

REDD+ in PNG

 PNG Forestry Authority,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG,  PNG Oil Palm Industry Corporation, Department of Agriculture and Livestock

REDD+

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG

PNG Climate Road Map

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  PNG Forestry Authority,  PNG Department of National Planning & Monitoring,  PNG Department of Works & Implementation,  PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock,  PNG Mineral Resources Authority,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG,  Papua New Guinea Forest Industries Association (Inc),  PNG Department of Lands and Physical Planning

This report stems from a simple observation: that since Independence in 1975, Papua New Guinea’s economic and social development outcomes have not matched people’s aspirations or government promises. Indeed, despite the abundance of its riches, PNG lags behind its Pacific neighbours on many important development indicators.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

This is the hydrometric work for Papua New Guinea

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

Papua New Guinea has large tracts of intact mangrove forest with a high species diversity extending over many thousands of shore kilometers and, in many regions, penetrating quite deeply inland.
Mangrove ecosystem is very useful and critical to PNG coastal communities. Its uses ranges from carbon sequestration, buffers coastlines against storm surges and sea level rise, breeding ground for fisheries, building, firewood, medicinal purposes to name a few.

 Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG

First Biennial Report