Climate change and migration
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.
Pacific Island states are some of the most vulnerable nations in the world when it comes to the impact of climate
change. As yet, none of the Pacific Island States have any operational coal mines or coal-fired power stations. However, this could all soon change.
Linkages of GEF Goals, PNG's Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Sustainable Development Goals which are within the administration of CEPA.
Linkages of GE Goals, PNG's Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Sustainable Development Goals and Aichi Targets
Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture (WGJV) Copper-Gold Project; Environment Impact Statement (EIS) submitted to PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority for Regulatory Approvals.
PNG is signatory to number of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and UN Conventions, in which CEPA administers 14 of them. The treaties focuses mainly on biodiversity, climate, wastes& pollution.
Agriculture s the foundation of and heart of the rural PNG economy with over 85% of its 7.5 million people depending on the sector for their livelihoods. This sector is faced with so many challenges including climate change, lack of access to markets and so on. The access to suitable and timely information and knowledge is also seen to be one of the key drawbacks of agriculture advancement in PNG.
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.
This dataset depicts Bumbu River flood warning dataset obtained at CIS, LAE, Morobe Province