Village-based marine resources use and rural livelihoods: Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Management of Papua New Guinea’s protected areas is a shared obligation, with most of the on-ground responsibility falling to management committees and boards under both existing and proposed legislation. However, the national government has overall responsibility for the protected area network and its management, and must ensure effective management to meet its international obligations. CEPA has a duty to support management committees with advice, assistance and regular engagement, and to assist them in obtaining resources to carry out their work effectively.
A major objective of this report was to develop a regional assessment of Pacific Island sensitivity to projected climate change as a component of the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) program