Fiji Time: 10:27 AM on Sunday 21 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / World

Green climate fund

Pacnews
Friday, December 08, 2017

PORT MORESBY - Papua New Guinea may soon receive funding through the reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) concept, according to the PNG Forest Authority.

Director of forest policy and planning Dr Ruth Turia told The National at the opening of the first Pacific regional workshop on forest monitoring in Port Moresby that the country might meet the requirements to apply for funding from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by 2018.

"Developed countries under the UNFCCC have a green climate fund where all other developed countries put money into," she said.

"Tropical countries with carbon stock can apply to UNFCCC to get funding."

She said the Climate Change and Development Authority would facilitate the process for PNG.

She said all countries wanting to apply for funding must satisfy four requirements: have a National Forest Monitoring System, a National REDD+ Strategy, Forest Reference Level and a Social Information System.

Ms Turia said PNG only had to develop a social information system to qualify. That is likely to be completed in 2018.

"From then on we can submit our application for funding to assist us in continuing our projects towards decreasing emission of greenhouse gases," she said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62390.6049
JPY 56.369653.3696
GBP 0.36040.3524
EUR 0.41060.3986
NZD 0.69380.6608
AUD 0.63130.6063
USD 0.50390.4869

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 19th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. ATS Impasse: Tribunal orders return of all workers in 48 hours
  2. Serevi, Ryan believe Tuwai can deliver
  3. Rasta's 'star' loves Fijian hospitality
  4. Pay clarity
  5. Swimming for an education
  6. Bainimarama fires back at reports
  7. Boat was not in use, says skipper
  8. Editor's reply
  9. ATS Impasse: Management applies for withdrawal
  10. Perrie to move in with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Top Stories this Week

  1. Trip turns tragic Thursday (18 Jan)
  2. Love will keep us together Sunday (14 Jan)
  3. Mela beats the odds Thursday (18 Jan)
  4. $100 a day Sunday (14 Jan)
  5. Capt William calls it a day after 45 years Sunday (14 Jan)
  6. Nadi man dies in crash Wednesday (17 Jan)
  7. Tube ride to school Thursday (18 Jan)
  8. National strike if no resolution, says FTUC Sunday (14 Jan)
  9. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)
  10. Patient info leaked Friday (19 Jan)