Papua New Guinea

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Share of global GHG emissions
Extracted from the CAIT Climate Data Explorer (2020), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2021), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2021), developed by UNDP.
NDC Status

Papua New Guinea submitted its second NDC in December 2020.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Papua New Guinea has increased its level of ambition within its second NDC by enhancing the specificity of targets within existing sectors, such as energy, and adding in targets for the land use, land use change, and forestry sector and adaptation.
  • The country aims to achieve carbon neutrality in energy industries by 2030. It also presented an NDC implementation plan.
  • The second NDC is in line with Papua New Guinea’s Vision 2050, as well as the Climate Compatible Development Management Policy accords. The policy outlines the government’s commitment to be 50% carbon-neutral by 2030 and entirely carbon-neutral by 2050.
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Papua New Guinea:

Last Updated

November 24, 2023

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