Climate Resilient Green Growth: Productive discussions held in Enga, Chimbu and Eastern Highland provinces of Papua New Guinea

Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea, October 25-30 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) together with PNG’s Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) concluded a week-long mission covering Enga, Chimbu, and Eastern Highlands provinces to discuss climate resilient and green growth activities in the three provinces.

The two teams led by GGGI Country Representative Dr. Achala Abeysinghe and the Managing Director of CCDA Mr. Ruel Yamuna held fruitful discussions with Enga Provincial Governor Sir. Peter Ipatas, Enga Provincial Administrator Dr. Samson Amean, Chimbu Provincial Administrator Mr. Michael Bal Temai and Eastern Highlands Deputy Provincial Administrator Epa’E J. Maniha. The discussions focused on the Australia DFAT funded Climate Resilient Green Growth (CRGG) project, implemented by GGGI under the guidance of CCDA. While Enga is a pilot province for the project, Chimbu and Eastern Highlands provinces are chosen for the next phase.

This mission was crucial because it gave an opportunity for the GGGI and the CCDA teams to discuss details of the current project and discuss the way forward. The work will lead to the successful implementation of the CRGG project and support the efforts of these provinces for their transformation towards low carbon, resilient, and inclusive development.

  • The meeting in Enga was also to discuss the next steps for mobilizing finance for the three selected project ideas by the Provincial Climate Change Committee on the 2nd of September 2020.
  • The objective of the meetings in the shadow provinces (Chimbu and East Highlands) was to discuss how the shadow provinces will be engaged in the CRGG project, i.e. through participation in future workshops in Enga Province and annual CRGG project reflections meetings.

The next steps of the project would be to mainstream climate resilience and green growth into provincial plans in three pilot provinces, develop project proposals to mobilize finance and develop replication plans for the next phase of activities to be rolled out in the shadow provinces (Chimbu, East Highlands, Manus, and Morobe).

Local GGGI communications contact
Dr. Achala Abeysinghe, Country Representative, Papua New Guinea