United Nations Paris Agreement (Implementation) Act 2016 ( 2016 / Mitigation Framework )

This Act addresses climate change issues in Papua New Guinea and implements the country's obligations under the Paris Agreement. The document is declared a matter of national interest. It establishes the authority responsible for 1) determining the benefits and levies of the Organic Law in respect of GHG emissions and carbon capture and storage, 2)…read more

Climate Change (Management) Act 2015 (No. 19 of 2015) ( 2015 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This document is the mitigation and adaptation framework law of Papua New Guinea. It aims at promoting human activities compatible with a stable climate alongside mitigation and adaptation actions, implement international obligations with regard to mitigation and adaptation into national law, and establish a national authority accordingly. The document further sets the legal and institutional…read more

National REDD+ Strategy 2017-2027 (NEC decision №126/2017) ( 2018 )

The strategy is a key part of the country's response to climate change and of the Green Growth Development agenda as per the National Strategy for Responsible and Sustainable Development. The NRS aims to strengthen sustainability of Papua New Guinea's forest while helping to improve land use planning and management to ensure forests and environments…read more

Medium Term Development Plan 2016-2017 ( 2015 )

This Plan defines how the government intends to act over the short and medium-term in line with its Vision to 2050. It notably seeks 1) a higher climate resilience, 2) to protect national rainforests notably because of they are carbon sinks, 3) and a a reduction of fossil-fuels in energy systems.…read more

National Climate Change Compatible Development Management Policy ( 2014 )

This Policy aims at stimulating climate-compatible development ("climate resilient and carbon neutral") through improved disaster-risk management, mitigation including from sustainable forestry and agricultural practices, and the fostering of clean technologies. The policy seeks to improve the institutional end administrative framework to allow for integrated climate change management, improving information, and develop sectoral mitigation and adaptation…read more

National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development ( 2014 )

This document sets the country's development vision to 2050. It aims to enable a responsible management and use of our natural resources and reach climate change resilience, thus sustainably protecting forests, fisheries, agricultural and water resources. Instruments discussed in the strategy includes carbon credits and energy efficiency, notably in the transport system. The strategy seeks…read more

Development Strategic Plan 2010-2030 ( 2010 )

This Plan aims at making Papua New Guinea a prosperous middle-income country by 2030. It promotes human development, equality, democratic participation, sovereignty and self reliance, and a sustainable use of natural resources. Climate change mitigation and adaptation are to be pursued, notably by strategies targeting the extractive and energy sectors. The integration of carbon sinks…read more

Forestry and Climate Change Framework for Action 2009-2015 ( 2009 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This document sets the government's medium-term forestry and climate change vision. It seeks to enforce the fourth goal of the country's constitution, which is "to ensure that the forest resources of the country are used and replenished for the collective benefit of all Papua New Guinean now and for future generations." The policy's objectives include…read more

National Forest Plan ( 1996 )

The National Forest Plan aims to implement the Forest Act as revised in 2005. It was originally planned to review the Plan every five years from 2005 onwards. The Plan notably sets protection and reforestation targets, and mentions carbon trading as a financial mean for environmental action.…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

Not Applicable

Economy Wide | Not Applicable | Target year: 2030 | Base year: N/A

Source: NDC

90% cut in GHG by 2050 against a 1990 baseline

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): National C... (2014 / Executive)

Carbon neutrality by 2050

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2050 | Source(s): National C... (2014 / Executive)

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

100% renewable energy by 2030

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

280 MW gas generation capacity by 2017

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2017 | Base year: 2017 | Source(s): Medium Ter... (2015 / Executive)

250 MW hydro generation capacity by 2017

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2017 | Base year: 2017 | Source(s): Medium Ter... (2015 / Executive)

25% renewables of consumed electricity by 2030

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2030 | Source(s): Developmen... (2010 / Executive)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
To date, Papua New Guinea does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 8 May, 2017