GGGI to deliver draft Electricity and Agriculture and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Implementation Roadmaps.
LOLOATA RESORT, Central Province Papua New Guinea, 26th -28th May 2021.
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is supporting the PNG Government through the office of Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) to develop the Electricity and Agriculture & Other Land Use (AFOLU) Implementation Roadmaps.
PNG’s Nationally Determined Contributions was launched in December 2020 and submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). As a party to the Paris Agreement, PNG is working towards improving its mitigation contributions in the Energy and AFOLU Sectors.
The specific target areas and activities are outlined in the Enhanced NDC Implementation Plan 2021-2030. PNG through the support of many Development Partners is working towards achieving its NDC targets, despite being a Small Island Development State (SIDS).
The Implementation Roadmap for both sectors will reflect stated plans and goals and enhance coordinated action and investment towards the delivery of targets captured in the implementation plan of Enhanced NDC 2021 to 2030 to raise ambition.
During the opening session of this important meeting, Ms. Ingvild Solvang, Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development, Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) from GGGI said “It is also an honor to congratulate you on the submission of enhanced NDC and robust targets, particularly for Energy and AFOLU. It shows great commitment to the battle against the climate crisis that you are all gathered here to further elaborate on the roadmap towards achieving these targets and this despite the pandemic which, I know it has been challenging for people in Papua New Guinea. Your persistent commitment to further climate action brings hope”.
She further added that in 2020-2021, GGGI with the NDC Partnership and others delivered NDC Enhancement services in 29 countries. From robust climate mitigation and adaptation targets, GGGI supports governments in the design of green policies and development of bankable project pipelines, and to mobilize private sector and investor commitments.
“Ultimately, GGGI’s goal is to mobilize carbon, climate and green finance to the implementation of NDCs and achievement of SDGs”
Mr. Alfred Rungol, Papua New Guinea’s NDC, National Focal Point said “CCDA prepared and communicated PNG’s Enhanced NDC in December 2020, which captures improvements from PNG’s First NDC in its mitigation contributions in the Energy and AFOLU Sector. The objective of the lockdown sessions is to bring all the relevant stakeholders involved in the two sectors to discuss the draft Electricity and AFOLU sector Roadmap for PNG. The Implementation Roadmap for both sectors will reflect stated plans and goals and enhance coordinated action and investment towards the delivery of targets captured in the implementation plan of Enhanced NDC 2021 to 2030 to raise ambition”.
The meeting was organized for three (3) days and was attended by staff from CCDA, GGGI, and officers from other Government and Private Sector Organizations engaged in the Energy and AFOLU field.
About the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
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Local GGGI communications contact
Dr. Achala Abeysinghe, Country Representative, Papua New Guinea