Papua New Guinea launches Climate Action Roadmap to achieve SDG 13 by 2030

The Government of Papua New Guinea has further strengthened its fight against climate change with the official launch of Papua New Guinea’s Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Response Roadmap 2020-2030.
The Roadmap consists of a set of 30 actions to be delivered by 2030 across a range of sectors, among them climate governance, energy, forestry, infrastructure, agriculture, minerals, health, biodiversity and tourism.
These actions aim to better prepare Papua New Guinea for the impacts of climate change, many of which are already being felt across the country.
In launching the Road Map, the Prime Minister the Hon. James Marape congratulated the Minister for Environment Conservation and Climate Change, the Climate Change and Development Authority and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for their tireless efforts to support climate change adaptation and mitigation across Papua New Guinea.
“Papua New Guinea is making progress on its commitments to tackle climate change, by taking steps to translate the ambitions articulated in the 2030 Agenda into tangible outcomes for our people and by integrating the SDGs into our national vision and policies," he said.
UNDP's Resident Representative, Mr. Dirk Wagener, congratulated the Climate Change and Development Authority and the Government on the launch of the Roadmap.
“It is a culmination of months of hard work and it sets a benchmark. There are many countries in the world that have undertaken similar initiatives. Many countries are planning for, and are implementing, climate action. Few have however, sought to capture a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals in this way. UNDP has been a proud and long-standing partner to Papua New Guinea and the SDG Roadmap is an expression of our commitment to support the Government and people of Papua New Guinea in their fight against climate change,” he said.
The Road Map was made possible with funding and technical assistance provided by UNDP. It’s drafting was led by the Climate Change and Development Authority and supported by a range of Government Departments, including the Department of National Planning and Monitoring as well as the private sector, civil society and other development partners.
Click here to download the Road Map.
From left to right: CCDA Managing Director, Mr Ruel Yamuna, Minister Environment Conservation and Climate Change Hon. Mr Wera Mori, Hon. Prime Minister Mr. James Marape and UNDP Resident Representative Mr Dirk Wagener cut the ribbon to mark the launching of the SDG13 Roadmap. Image courtesy of CCDA Communications

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2020