Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is to support the ongoing effort of the Government in integrated planning for inclusive and climate-resilient green growth (CRGG) and in successful project implementation through mobilizing climate finance and green investments. This involves collaborating with all stakeholders towards the delivery of PNG’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), SDG Roadmap of 30 Action by 2030, and PNG’s ambition to be net-zero emissions in 2050. Our key focus areas are renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, green cities, and greenpreneurs. Our key counterpart in the PNG government is Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA).

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions In Progress
Green Jobs In Progress
Sustainable Services In Progress
Ecosystem Services and Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change In Progress

Themes

Contact
Achala Abeysinghe

Country Representative, Papua New Guinea

Resource Partner

Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

Government Counterpart

Climate Change and Development Authority

Department of National Planning and Monitoring

Enga Provincial Administration; Milne Bay Provincial Administration & New Ireland Provincial Administration

Department of National Planning and Monitoring

Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs

Context

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the largest Small Island Developing State (SIDS) in the Pacific region and is vulnerable to climate change impacts, including sea-level rise, coral bleaching, and natural disasters.

PNG has embraced a shift towards inclusive economic growth through sustainable development. The Government of PNG (GoPNG) aims to be ranked among the top 50 countries on the UN Human Development Index (HDI) by 2050. PNG’s primary development strategies – the PNG Vision 2050, the Development Strategic Plan (DSP) 2010-2030, and the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development (StaRS) – lay out the path to achieving this. However, sustainable and inclusive development is threatened by the impacts of climate change: 85 percent of PNG’s labor force rely on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods and are vulnerable to changing climatic conditions.

Under the DSP, PNG has committed to securing access to reliable, affordable, and modern clean energy sources for over 70 percent of households and all businesses by 2030. In 2016, nearly 23 percent of the population had access to electricity, and although 73 percent of urban households and 15 percent of rural households had access, electricity is still often unreliable. Today, PNG’s electricity generation includes 40 percent hydropower and 38 percent diesel, but there are strong possibilities to expand geothermal and, in particular, solar energy. While PNG is committed to pursuing renewable energy as a way to achieve inclusive green growth, this will require continued collaboration with key stakeholders and the private sector to restructure the energy sector.

GGGI’s program in PNG is designed to strengthen the country’s capacity to address climate resilience and low-carbon development. GGGI will support mainstreaming green growth into national and provincial processes and planning, developing capacity and skills for the development of viable projects in key economic sectors, and identifying and mobilizing finance to flow to targeted projects and activities.

GGGI will continue its support to the Government of PNG in its economic transformation towards an inclusive and resilient green growth model through the 2020 enhanced National Determined Contributions (NDC).

News

News • June 17, 2021

GGGI teams up with Bank of PNG, CEFI, and New Zealand for the development of an Inclusive Green Finance Policy for PNG’s banking sector

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Wednesday June 16 – Papua New Guinea today launched a new project to develop a National Inclusive Green Finance Policy for the banking sector to boost financial inclusion and guide public and private sector investment towards Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development. Mr. Loi Bakani, Governor of the Bank of […]

News • June 7, 2021

GGGI delivers a Capacity Strengthening Workshop on Mainstreaming Climate-Resilient Green Growth into Provincial Plans and Budgets, in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea

New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, May 27 – GGGI delivered its second provincial capacity strengthening workshop on mainstreaming Climate Resilience and Green Growth (CRGG) in PNG for two days on May 26-27. The workshop was conducted in Kavieng for the New Ireland province under the leadership and guidance of the New Ireland Provincial Administration […]

News • April 13, 2021

The NDC Hub launches 10-year Strategy for Climate Action in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji – Chair of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), and Fijian Prime Minister, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, officially launched the Strategy 2030 of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub on April 8, 2021. This long-term Strategy is the blueprint for Pacific climate action through its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and is a product […]

News • March 22, 2021

Papua New Guinea: Climate-Resilient Green Growth Project enters its third year

On February 12, 2021, the Project Management Committee (PMC) of the Climate-Resilient and Green Growth (CRGG) Project endorsed the 2020 progress and outcome report presented by the GGGI team in PNG. They also endorsed the 2021 activity plan for Monitoring, Evaluating, Reporting, and Improving (MERI). The PMC also discussed and provisionally approved the overall 2021 […]

News • January 29, 2021

GGGI and CCDA bring national agencies and 7 Provincial Governments to discuss the progress made on Climate-Resilient Green Growth activities in Papua New Guinea

January 26, 2020; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – GGGI Papua New Guinea’s team and the Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA) held their annual reflection workshop for the Climate Resilient Green Growth Project (CRGG) with key project stakeholders on January 26 in Port Moresby. The purpose of the workshop was to present the CRGG […]

News • December 3, 2020

Papua New Guinea validates its enhanced NDC

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Enhanced 2020 National Determined Contributions (NDC) was presented to stakeholders during the validation workshop held at the Lamana Hotel on Friday 27th November. The validation workshop was coordinated through the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) with support from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and NDC Partnership. High-level delegations from […]

News • November 20, 2020

Regional Validation Workshop on Renewable Energy & Green Economy Capacity Building in Melanesia

On Thursday 12th November 2020, Her Excellency Ms. Cho Shin-Hee, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Fiji, opened the Regional Validation Workshop for the Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access, a Regional Project targeting Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The project is […]

News • November 11, 2020

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 […]

News • October 21, 2020

Climate Change and Development Authority, Australia and Global Green Growth Institute cap off Climate Resilient Green Growth assessment consultations with New Ireland Province

New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, October 8, 2020 – The New Ireland Provincial Administration, Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a consultation with provincial stakeholders on assessing climate resilience and green growth potential of the island province. Guided by its partnership with the […]

News • October 2, 2020

Milne Bay Province joins forces with CSIRO, TNC, GGGI and CCDA to conduct the CRGG Assessment Consultation Workshop

Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, October 2, 2020. The Milne Bay Provincial Administration, Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) held a consultation with provincial stakeholders with an aspiration to creating a climate-resilient […]

News • September 14, 2020

GGGI holds first ever hybrid CRGG Stakeholders Consultation Workshops for the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea

Wabag, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, 1-2 September 2020, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) delivered its Climate Resilient Green Growth (CRGG) assessment and consultation workshop on the provincial CRGG priorities under the guidance and leadership of the Enga Provincial Administration. With an aspiration to creating a climate-resilient and green growth pathway for its environment, people, […]

News • September 8, 2020

Launch of Papua New Guinea’s Green Climate Fund Country Programme and No Objection Procedure Guidelines

 Port Moresby 20th August 2020, GGGI and CCDA organized a special event to celebrate the official completion of PNG’s first GCF readiness and preparatory support project and launching the GCF Country Programme and the No Objection Procedure. The celebratory launch was opened by Mr. Ruel Yamuna, Managing Director of Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA). […]

News • June 23, 2020

Climate, COVID-19, and the Collaboration We Need

On Friday, June 19, the GGGI Country Representative for Papua New Guinea, Achala Abeysinghe, participated as a panelist in the Climate, COVID-19, and the Collaboration We Need webinar hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). The event brought together international think tanks […]

News • June 2, 2020

Three Successful GCF Webinars Held in Papua New Guinea

As part of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) first Readiness and Preparatory Support Project under the Green Climate Fund (GCF), GGGI organized a series of consultative webinars and training under the leadership and guidance of the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA).  The three webinars focused on: Gender Mainstreaming Guideline for Climate Change Projects in PNG […]

News • March 26, 2020

New Ireland Province – first island province in Papua New Guinea signs up for the Green Growth & Climate Resilient Project

On March 13, the New Ireland Provincial Government signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to promote programs, projects, and other joint activities in support of the climate-resilient green growth in the province. New Ireland is the third province to sign […]

News • February 4, 2020

Fiji Prime Minister officially opens the Regional Pacific NDC Hub office

On February 04, Fiji Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub Office at the Pacific Community (SPC) campus in Suva, Fiji. This marked an important milestone for Pacific Island member countries determination to take a leading role in meeting the climate change targets set out in the […]

News • October 23, 2019

GGGI and OECS to Hold Panel Discussion on Regional Climate Change Support Mechanisms as Part of Virtual Island Summit

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean  States (OECS), in cooperation with Island Innovation, are hosting an online panel discussion on regional initiatives that support island states in setting and achieving climate change goals on October 24, 2019. The general public is invited to attend. Registration is available at this […]

News • October 15, 2019

GGGI launches multimedia knowledge sharing platform to highlight Pacific SIDS transition to renewable energy

SEOUL – October 15, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today launched a new platform, Powering Pacific Green Growth, to share knowledge and raise visibility about the steps and successes countries in the Pacific region are making to achieve Paris Agreement commitments and SDGs through the application and scale-up of clean, sustainable energy […]

News • September 12, 2019

Papua New Guinea provinces to participate in green growth and climate resilience project

PORT MORESBY – September 12, 2019 – Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), Department of National Planning and Monitoring (DNPM), Department of Provincial and Local Government Affairs (DPLGA) and Australia’s High Commission in PNG today selected New Ireland, Milne Bay and Enga as the first 3 provinces to be piloted under the […]

News • August 1, 2019

Taking stock: how the LDCs became masters in climate activism and optimism

This blog was originally published on the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) website on July 29, 2019.  It is a guest blog by Dr. Achala Abeysinghe, GGGI’s Country Representative in Papua New Guinea.  As Achala Abeysinghe moves on to a new role at the Global Green Growth Institute, she reflects on her time […]

Projects

PG07
Countries
PG07 Climate-Resilient Green Growth Project
Start Date Q1 Feb 28 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 4,415,152
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
View
PG08
Thematic Areas
Countries
PG08 Climate Action Enhancement Package
Start Date Q1 Jan 01 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 399,803
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
PG2
Thematic Areas
Countries
PG2 Papua New Guinea Supporting improved policy settings
Start Date Q1 Sept 10 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 130,225
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
PG03
Thematic Areas
Countries
PG03 Papua New Guinea Capacity Building on Climate Change Project Identification and Development
Start Date Q1 Oct 1 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 112,830
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
PG04
Thematic Areas
Countries
PG04 Greening 1000 telecommunication towers for Papua New Guinea – a fuel switch project
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 28,504
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View
PG1
Thematic Areas
Countries
PG1 Readiness Support to Strengthen Papua New Guinea’s Engagement with the Green Climate Fund
Start Date Q4 Dec 18 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 827,427
Status Complete
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
View
Thematic Areas
Capacity Building to Strengthen Sustainable Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Rural Energy Access
Start Date Q4 2018
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,500,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
View

Reports

Provincial Scoping Review Report-New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea Climate Resilient  • Papua New Guinea  • #greengrowth  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
Report
Provincial Scoping Review Report-New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea

Climate Resilient  • Papua New Guinea  • #greengrowth  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

Provincial Scoping Review Report-Enga Province, Papua New Guinea Climate Resilient  • Papua New Guinea  • #greengrowth  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
Report
Provincial Scoping Review Report-Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

Climate Resilient  • Papua New Guinea  • #greengrowth  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

Preliminary Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment for Papua New Guinea Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Papua New Guinea  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
Report
Preliminary Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment for Papua New Guinea

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion  • Papua New Guinea  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

Provincial Scoping Review Report-Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea Climate Resilient  • Papua New Guinea  • #greengrowth  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth
Report
Provincial Scoping Review Report-Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Climate Resilient  • Papua New Guinea  • #greengrowth  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions

Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Qatar  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

The Green Climate Fund Country Programme for Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
The Green Climate Fund Country Programme for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

GCF Readiness Project Private Sector Mobilization and Engagement: Feasibility study to identify potential for crowding-in private sector investments in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
GCF Readiness Project Private Sector Mobilization and Engagement: Feasibility study to identify potential for crowding-in private sector investments in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Papua New Guinea Capacity Building on Climate Change Project Identification and Development Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Papua New Guinea Capacity Building on Climate Change Project Identification and Development

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Gender Mainstreaming Guideline for Project Implementers Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Gender Mainstreaming Guideline for Project Implementers

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Guidelines for the No-objection Procedure Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Guidelines for the No-objection Procedure

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Project Development Manual Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Papua New Guinea and the Green Climate Fund: Project Development Manual

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

The Green Climate Fund Readiness training on Climate Finance Project Monitoring and Evaluation: Webinar Report Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
The Green Climate Fund Readiness training on Climate Finance Project Monitoring and Evaluation: Webinar Report

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Gender Mainstreaming Guideline For Climate Change Projects in Papua New Guinea: Webinar Report Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Gender Mainstreaming Guideline For Climate Change Projects in Papua New Guinea: Webinar Report

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Green Climate Fund Country Programme and No-Objective Procedure of Papua New Guinea: Webinar Report Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Climate Fund Country Programme and No-Objective Procedure of Papua New Guinea: Webinar Report

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Green Growth Potential Assessment of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting
Report
Green Growth Potential Assessment of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea  • Cross Cutting

NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Fiji  • Kiribati
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI In-Country Staff

Jason Pundu

Provincial Project Officer, Papua New Guinea

Benjamin Keni

Associate Country Programs Coordinator, Papua New Guinea

Jennifer Nila

Finance and Administrative Associate, Papua New Guinea

Trevor Galgal

Senior Program Officer, Papua New Guinea

Silina Tagagau

Provincial Project Officer, Papua New Guinea

Sharon Tubal

Provincial Project Officer, Papua New Guinea

Hohit Seyoum Gebreegziabher

Program Officer, Papua New Guinea

Achala Abeysinghe

Country Representative, Papua New Guinea