A workshop was held this week in Lamana Hotel, Port Moresby by the Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which was centred on strengthening the country’s system for effective reporting on climate actions in the country.
Climate reporting is an important tool for promoting transparency, accountability and for informed climate actions and the workshop was a key step under phase two of PNG’s Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) project.
The CBIT project was established to build institutional and technical capacity for international climate reporting under the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the historical Paris Agreement on climate change signed in 2015 to keep global temperature below two degrees Celsius
CCDA is pleased to collaborate with FAO on the second phase of the project, which will further enhance the capacity for Enhanced Transparency Framework and enable the country to meet its reporting requirements under the Paris Agreement.
During the workshop they also launched three climate change policy documents which are the Energy Mitigation Plan 2022-2025, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Mitigation Plan 2022-2025 and National Green House Gas Inventory Improvement Plan 2022-2024.
CCDA’s Acting Managing Director William Lakain highlighted that the system for Green House Emission in Data Base is difficult to set up and having FAO work with CCDA is actually helping CCDA set up systems necessary to enable the climate change Green house emission data base.
“We get a number of technical assistance from FAO, and FAO have come this far to do the National Determine Contributions and under this we deal with a number of different Sectors.”
Mr Lakain highlighted the different sectors as the Agriculture Sector, Energy Sector, Forest Sector and the Land Use Sectors and FAO is helping CCDA to find out how much green house gas emissions have being emitted from these sectors.
“The three climate change policy documents launched now are the way forward, and that is where FAO comes in with its funding capacity that will help us there.”
He added that this project will help support CCDA to prepare its Biennial Transparency Report and submit by December 31st 2024 to the United Nations Frame Work Convention on Climate Change Secretariat under the Paris Agreement.