JICA to assist PNG develop sustainable GHG inventory

Papua New Guinea will receive assistance from Japan to develop a sustainable greenhouse gases (GHG) inventory for PNG.

The Climate Change & Development Authority and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will sign the official documents for the project on Thursday, February 9.

Both parties have agreed to finalise the framework of the project aimed at enhancing capacity to develop a sustainable GHG inventory for PNG.

The JICA Team will be providing technical assistance in terms of capacity building for PNG’s GHG Technical experts so that PNG may be able to carry out the GHG Inventory data collection, preparation and reporting for PNG.

The objective of this project is to prepare and submit the PNG’s Third National Communication (TNC) to fulfil its obligations to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Article 12.

Also to provide relevant information required to meet other obligations under the Convention, namely the first Biennial Update Report (BUR).

The project proposal is prepared as per requirements of the UNFCCC for National Communications (NC).

This will be a four year term project which will begin in the middle of this year in August, 2017 and will end in the year 2017.

The project will build on the existing capacity and institutional arrangements that were set up during the preparation of the Second National Communication.

Quintina Naime