Recognising the importance of markets to sustainable forest management, this document provides guidance to timber buyers on the steps that they can take to responsibly purchase Papua New Guinean export timber. Log exports have been a major foreign exchange earner for PNG, but weak enforcement of forest laws means that the forest estate is mostly...
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Presented at APEC MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR FORESTRY 26th-29th October 2015, Port Moresby
Biodiversity offset policy indication in Japan based on the experiences in Japan, the US, Australia and Europe
The two day workshop, held in February 2013 in the scenic setting of the Kokoda Trial Motel, by the Laloki river on the Sogeri Plateau, was the most recent in a succession of workshops hosted by the Institute of National Affairs (INA) on the critical global theme, but particularly for PNG, of climate change, forest and resource management and...
This report aims to contribute to the management of PNG’s forests as a renewable natural asset for the collective benefit of all Papua New Guineans. It argues that to achieve these ends, illegalities in the forest sector need serious attention. The report aims to (i) provide a review of the illegal logging issue in PNG, (ii) identify the potential...
This report provides a review of national REDD+ readiness processes in PNG, covering a broad range of issues, from features of forest cover, drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, development of the REDD+ strategy, the organisational set up for REDD+ readiness, financing of readiness activities, MRV and REL, and demonstration activities.