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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Forum Leaders embrace Pacific regionalism as:

The expression of a common sense of identity and purpose, leading progressively to the sharing of institutions, resources, and markets, with the purpose of complementing national efforts, overcoming common constraints, and enhancing sustainable and inclusive development within Pacific countries and territories and for the Pacific region as a whole

Principal objectives are;

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This list of indicators was developed through the Inform project at SPREP for use by Pacific Islands countries (PICs) to meet their national and international reporting obligations. The indicators are typically adopted by PICs for their State of Environment reports and are intended to be re-used for a range of MEA and SDG reporting targets. The indicators have been designed to be measurable and repeatable so that countries can track key aspect of environmental health over time.

 SPREP Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG)

The objective of this regional meeting is to build the capacity of the 14 project target countries, with an aim to build an open data community amongst the users of the national data portals and inform outputs. This is intended to improve south-south collaboration, enhance the opportunity for sustainability and increase the feeling of ownership and belonging amongst the project countries.

This will be delivered by real world application of Inform developed processes and tools, focused on a common area to all countries; protected areas.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Integrated Island Management (IIM), responds to the unique circumstances of small island ecosystems through development of holistic integrated management systems that operate at the scale of ecological, social or physical processes within, and to, islands.

This report highlights the principals and lessons learned with case studies on IIM

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The number of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and institutions has grown steadily over the last few decades. The work taking place under these agreements and within these institutions is increasing in volume and specificity, and it is having an increasingly substantive impact, particularly as there is an increasing focus on practical implementation.

This edition of the Multilateral Environmental Agreement Negotiator’s Handbook principally to respond to the need for a practical reference tool to assist in addressing the many complex challenges in such negotiations.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

A list of international and regional multilateral environmental agreements in which each of the Pacific Island country is a party/signatory of. This is useful for SPREP activities and planning

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This policy applies to SPREP’s own data as well as data held by SPREP on behalf of government agencies and partners within the Pacific.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

PNG Country Report was published in 2006 or earlier. Reports the progress on mangrove wetland protection and sustainable use of these areas in PNG

 SPREP

The NEMS 2021-2025 is the first for PNG and is linked to the SoE 2020 report. It is intended to guide various stakeholders in collaboration with CEPA to implement key policies, programmes and actions, to promote sustainable development and conservation of the environment of the country. The NEMS is a framework that links related key government policies and programmes, including other international obligations, to provide a roadmap for environmental actions and stewardship.

 Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG,  PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  PNG Forestry Authority,  National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA),  PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock,   National Fisheries Authority of Papua New Guinea

The 2020 State of Environment Report is the first for Papua New Guinea.

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 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

The New Guinea Challenge - Development and Conservation in Societies of Great Cultural and Biological diversity

A three day in-house CEPA Data Portal training is currently underway in CEPA’s office in Port Moresby from 26th-28th of October. The participants were briefed about the importance of data storage and usage. An analysis was done by the Inform Project Team indicates that a total 29,414 users have accessed the CEPA Environment Data Portal since its inception, between 2018 and 2020. Out of 41,190 sessions, 29,907 users are new users, with 18,173 users (61%) from PNG alone.

Second Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting for J-PRISM II was successfully held at Laguna Hotel, Port Moresby, PNG on 16th April 2019.

J-PRISM II is a region-wide project in Pacific Islands targeting “Human and institutional capacity base for sustainable Solid Waste Management (SWM) in the Pacific region is strengthened through implementation of Cleaner Pacific 2025.”

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  PNG Department of National Planning & Monitoring

Vol 1. Policy Statement to Promoting a Viable Population and Environment within the Paradigm of Responsible Sustainable Development.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  PNG Department of National Planning & Monitoring

PNG government want a responsible sustainable use of the natural and cultural resources of the country for the benefit of the present and future generations. The central theme of this new development road map presented by StaRS is to shift the country’s socio-economic growth away from the current unsustainable growth strategy that it is following and towards a road map that is truly responsible, sustainable and able to place PNG in a competitive, advantageous position into the future.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG),  PNG Forestry Authority,  PNG Department of National Planning & Monitoring,  PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG,  PNG Department of Lands and Physical Planning

The country has submitted its latest report using the PRAIS portal for the UNCCD. It is the latest report that was being submitted.