Prime Minister Hon James Marape and Minister for Environment Conservation and Climate Change Hon Wera Mori MP launched Papua New Guinea’s Green Climate Fund Country Program and a number of Objection Procedure Guidelines on Thursday 20 August 2020.
This will now engage and coordinate stakeholders in Papua New Guinea, including ministries, sub-national institutions, civil society, and the private sector in the design and prioritization of Green Climate Fund activities.
The priority projects and programs are to be delivered over a five year peroid and are expected to support PNG’s transition to a low carbon climate – resilient development pathway.
This includes proposals with a focus on renewable energy supply and access, energy efficiency, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, climate – resilient infrastructure development, reduction of climate change risk, development of climate resilient agriculture, and building coastal resilience.
This is to ensure that climate change funding proposals are consistent with the national climate strategies, plans and laws to provide for effective direct and indirect public and private sector financing by Green Climate Fund (GCF).