Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP), Papua New Guinea



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The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) which became operational in 2008 and was globally focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation and sustainable management of forests including enhancement of carbon stock. Papua New Guinea is also a member of the FCFP Programme seeking to bridge readiness gaps under both the FCPF and the UNREDD Programme through assistance under each Programme.

 Domestically, PNG is also committed to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. The country’s Vision 2050 envisages low-carbon economic development, aiming to increase per capita GDP by a factor of three by 2030, while maintaining an aspiration goal of net carbon neutrality by 2050. This Vision is strategic driven by the Development Sector Plan 2010-2030. A ten-year operational plan which will see sectors focusing on practical initiatives to drive forward the implementation of their activities directly or indirectly related to REDD-plus. The government has also further made this become operational throughout levels of government through the MTDP 2011-2015, whereby budget allocations are provided on an annual basis to sufficiently co-support activities. The implementation of this R-PP will be co-supported by the GovPNG in alignment with the national government priorities as well.

 Papua New Guinea is also a recipient of the UNREDD Program which approved its National Program of US$ 6.4 million in 2011. However, most of these funding have been and will continually be utilized to build and expand PNG’s capacity in developing a National MRV system. Although a substantial portion of this funding was also dedicated for consultation and strategy development, the demand for more attention and continuous work by Papua New Guineans still remains a challenge and along with this is its costs.

 Coupled with this dilemma is also the challenge within government’s own capacity to deliver, especially when new emerging issues are added on to its national budget menu on an annual basis. The government have also acknowledged the role of the UN delivery partners in co-sharing the implementation burden by seeking ways where it can see itself being a partner in this process. As such this R-PP proposal has an objective to secure funding that will be managed independently from government control by UNDP as its delivery partner.

 The future R-PP Programme for PNG will continue to support the current UNREDD Programme beyond 2013, by addressing key gaps while slowly addressing other issues that needs to be resolved continuously and consistently throughout the implementation of REDD-plus.