Papua New Guinea has launched its National REDD + Strategy 2017- 2027.
The strategy is part of the National Government’s Green Growth Development agenda to address climate change.
It will strengthen the country’s sustainable forest industries, support agriculture development and improve land use for planning and management.
The launching was witnessed by UNDP’s Director for Asia and Pacific, Haoliang Xu.
Mr Xu congratulated stakeholders, led by the Climate Change Development Authority for creating this strategy.
Environment, Conservation and Climate Change Minister, John Pundari said the strategy has potential to provide real benefits.
“And provide the pathway to convince sources of funding,” he said.
It was a dual celebration on Friday, which also saw the launching of the new website, administered by the Climate Change Development Authority.