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PNG urges Countries to uphold Climate Change Promises

Award-winning EMTV Producer, Florence Jonduo, is attending the COP23 Climate Change talks in Bonn, Germany. She brings us these updates on where nations stand in their contribution on controlling carbon emissions.

Countries must not fail their commitment under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

This was the message by the Papua New Guinea Minister for Environment and Conservation and Climate Change, John Pundari who is leading the PNG delegation at the twenty third Conference of Parties or COP 23 in Bonn, Germany.

He said the commitment made by parties under the Paris Agreement must be upheld to ensure that this conference secures real and serious increases in the ambition level of all countries, to effectively tackle global warming by cutting carbon emissions, hence putting the world on a safe and more sustainable development pathway.

PNG’s main priority is to ensure that the seven submissions the Government made to the Conference are included for discussion at the meeting agenda.

Minister Pundari said he is pleased that so far four out of the seven submissions are being considered under the Ad-hoc working group on the Paris Agreement (APA).

The submissions are based on the country’s Mitigation and Adaptation Priorities under the National Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Minister Pundari further outlined that PNG is supportive of the priorities of the Pacific Island states which include, safe climates, healthy oceans, adaptation fund serving the Paris Agreement and loss and damage.

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