Climate Chang and REDD under threat

Climate change and REDD implementation in Papua New Guineais under threat asthe country grows.

This was highlighted at a meeting organized bythe Papua New GuineaEco-Forestry Forum.

It was revealed thatthe Office of Climate Changend Development and stakeholders are struggling to put in place mechanisms to deal withthe political, economic, and social transition inthe country.

The meeting focused onthe REDD plus implementation and howthe experience of stakeholders will inform policy creation both onthe national and international scenarios.

This is because climate change and “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries” or REDD implementation is threatened bythe current political, economic, and social transition ofthe country.

One ofthe main presentations inthe meeting today looked at how SABe’s or “Special Agricultural Business Leases,” was a driver of deforestation and a direct threat to REDD plus implementation.

It is one ofthe major focal points which afterthe meeting will be directed tothe OCCD andthe Government.

Some ofthe expected outcomes ofthPNG Eco-Forestry Forum Meeting include understandingthe progress and outcome of REDD plus implementation, strong consolidated networking, and input for a comprehensive Climate Changeolicy.

Cedric Patjole, National EMTV News

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