Vol 1. Policy Statement to Promoting a Viable Population and Environment within the Paradigm of Responsible Sustainable Development.
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.
Vision 2050 is underpinned by seven Strategic Focus Areas, which are referred to as pillars:
Human Capital Development, Gender, Youth and People Empowerment;
Institutional Development and Service Delivery;
Security and International Relations;
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change;
Spiritual, Cultural and Community Development; and
Strategic Planning, Integration and Control
PNG is endowed with rich natural resources and culture and is known as one of the cultural and mega biodiversity hotspots globally. Located on the eastern part of the island of New Guinea, PNG contains roughly 1 percent of the global landmass, with four major islands and over 600 islands and atolls. PNG also has one of the diverse reef system in the world and has a total of 3.12 square kilometers of economic exclusive zone (EEZ) of marine territory. Over 840 spoken languages exist and spoken by over 1000 different tribes.
The island of New Guinea hosts the third largest expanse of tropical rainforest on the planet. Papua New Guinea—comprising the eastern half of the island—plans to nearly double its national road network (from 8,700 to 15,000 km) over the next three years, to spur economic growth. We assessed these plans using fine-scale biophysical and environmental data. We identified numerous environmental and socioeconomic risks associated with these projects, including the dissection of 54 critical biodiversity habitats and diminished forest connectivity across large expanses of the island.
Draft Report prepared led by the Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit from the University of London in association with the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council and Commonwealth Foundation & the financial support from AUSAID and the UK Department for International Development. Marta Lang, a Consultant to the Commonwealth Foundation prepared the Report and tour
Information on PNG from the Proceedings of the Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries – Country Briefing Papers at least 2003 or older.
It's more than a decade but the issue of reporting on MDG now SDG has become more than
1. Extracting of Data and Overlaying Issues
2. Internal CEPA Databases
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.
Main Report describing the physical, chemical and biological environment of Misima Island and the possible impacts of development on the area
Consists of Initial Environmental Examinations, Impact Assessments including Environmental Management Plans related to Oil projects in Papua New Guinea
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.
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.
^Varirata National Park is PNGs first protected area, declared in 1969 (©Biatus Bito).
Customary landowners, custodians of 97% of land in PNG, recognise many areas of land and sea as “tambu” – areas of special spiritual significance. Customary landownership is therefore integral to PNGs 2.1 million hectares in its 59 protected areas. Protected areas sustain livelihoods, help maintain culture, provide tourism opportunities, store carbon, and protect biodiversity.