Environment & Energy

  • UN-REDDUN-REDDThe project aims to support PNG’s commitment in achieving low-carbon economic growth and carbon neutrality by 2050 under the PNG Government’s Vision 2050 Pillar.

  • Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of Communities to Climate ChangeEnhancing Adaptive Capacity of Communities to Climate ChangeThus, this project is a joint initiative of UNDP and Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD), aims to enhance the adaptive capacity of communities to the most pressing hazard with the largest potential for wide-spread damage – flooding.

  • Community Based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource ManagementCommunity Based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource ManagementThe project aims to develop a Sustainable National System of Protected Areas (PAs) for Papua New Guinea thus harnessing for an effective natural resource management and financing systems for Community Conservation Areas and Wildlife Management Areas.

  • UNDP GEF Small GrantsUNDP GEF Small GrantsThe project aims to give grants to local community based organisations, to undertake projects in the GEF focal areas of Climate Change, Biodiversity Conservation and Land Degradation and Forest Management.

  • Forest Carbon Partnership Facility REDD+ Readiness ProjectForest Carbon Partnership Facility REDD+ Readiness ProjectThe project builds on PNG’s REDD+ readiness activities that have been coordinated jointly by OCCD and PNG National Forest Authority (PNGFA), including work undertaken through the UN-REDD Programme.


Papua New Guinea is a country rich in natural resources. Its exclusive economic zone of 3.1 million square kilometers is host to abundant tuna resources and diverse marine fisheries. The country’s tropical rainforest is the third largest in the world and is characterized by extraordinary biodiversity (more than 5 per cent of the world’s total). The country however has continued to suffer serious environmental degradation since the last decade through unsustainable resource use practices, habitat destruction, pollution and poor environmental governance.