Papua New Guinea

Overall Objective

GGGI is working with Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) to implement a green growth and climate resilience program and enhance access to international climate finance by strengthening institutional capacity and mechanisms. GGGI is also assisting in assessments and capacity building in renewable energy and energy efficiency at the national and provincial levels.

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
Contact
Achala Abeysinghe

Country Representative, Papua New Guinea

Resource Partner

Australian Government

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Implementation Partner

Climate Change and Development Authority

Department of National Planning and Monitoring

Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs

Government Counterpart

Climate Change and Development Authority

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 achieve 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 country 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 development of viable projects in key economic sectors and identifying and mobilizing finance to flow to targeted projects and activities.

News

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 […]

News • July 1, 2019

Papua New Guinea Publishes Green Growth Potential Assessment

PORT MORESBY – July 1, 2019 – Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) together with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today published the Green Growth Potential Assessment of Papua New Guinea. The Government of Papua New Guinea has made strong commitments to green growth with its Vision 2050 and Climate Change […]

News • May 21, 2019

Papua New Guinea kicks-off sub-national Green Climate Fund consultations

On May 21, 2019, Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change & Development Authority (CCDA), GGGI and other development partners convened a 3-day workshop in the Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, to support PNG access climate finance and engage the Green Climate Fund. Over forty provincial government, civil society and private sector stakeholders from the 7 provinces […]

News • April 10, 2019

Renewable Energy Capacity Building Project in Four Pacific Countries Launched

April 10, Suva – On April 9, Her Excellency Ms. Cho Shin-hee, Korean Ambassador to Fiji, launched a regional capacity building project targeting Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea at the project’s regional planning workshop at the Holiday Inn in Suva. Ambassador Cho Shin-hee launched the project by stressing that “climate change impacts […]

News • February 11, 2019

KOICA, GGGI and PIDF to Implement Renewable Energy Capacity Building Project in Four Pacific Countries

In December 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a grant agreement with the Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) to implement a project titled “Capacity building to strengthen sustainable implementation of renewable energy technologies for rural energy access.” KOICA will provide USD 1.5 million to support the 3-year project to be implemented in Fiji, […]

News • August 23, 2018

New Partnership Formed for a Sustainable Pacific Environment

August 23, Suva, Fiji – The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sidelines of  the Clean Pacific Roundtable and associated events this week in Suva, Fiji. The new partnership will see the organisations working together to support Pacific […]

News • June 28, 2018

CCDA and GGGI held Workshop on Implementation of Green Climate Fund Policies and Procedures for PNG

June 28, Port Moresby – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) hosted its first Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness workshop in PNG on June 27 and 28 at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby. As the delivery partner to PNG’s GCF Readiness program, […]

News • May 31, 2018

GGGI signs an Implementation Agreement with the Independent State of Papua New Guinea to provide support in accessing climate finance

Seoul, Republic of Korea, May 31 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed an agreement to implement a Green Climate Fund (“GCF”) project as a delivery partner for the Independent State of Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA). The Implementation Agreement was signed by Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI and […]

News • May 4, 2018

Pacific Island Countries’ Leadership on NDC Implementation

From the NDC Partnership.  The Pacific is home to small island countries that are already experiencing the devastating effects of climate change, including rising sea levels and an increase in natural disasters.  While the region has made significant development progress, economic growth is hampered in many of these countries by their isolation from major markets […]

Reports

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 Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI In-Country Staff

Achala Abeysinghe

Country Representative, Papua New Guinea