The Context of REDD+ in Papua New Guinea. Drivers, agents and institutions



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This country profile provides an overview of the context for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks (REDD+) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It examines the drivers of deforestation and degradation in PNG, describes the institutional and political‑economic context within which REDD+ is being developed, and describes the evolution of a national REDD+ strategy and associated policies and legislation during 2008–2012. It highlights the opportunities and challenges of developing REDD+ policies that can provide climate‑effective, cost‑efficient and equitable outcomes for PNG.


Babon, Andrea
Gowae, Gae Yansom