Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) Version 9 Working Draft, Papua New Guinea
The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) which became operational in 2008, 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.For this alone, it reflects PNG’s long standing commitment in addressing global climate change. Inparticular by proposing measures to realise the carbon abatement opportunity offered by preserving and sustainably managing tropical forests, i.e. by introducing the concept of REDD-plus into international negotiations in 2005 alongside Costa Rica. 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.