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Papua New Guinea
Melanesia
Title
Strengthening capacity in the agriculture and land-use sectors for enhanced transparency in implementation and monitoring of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement in Papua New Guinea
Objective

By 2020 PNG is preparing reports to the UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) with strengthened agriculture and land use sector components including inventories of emissions by sources and sinks, and information necessary to track progress against priority actions identified in PNG’s NDC for these sectors

GEF project grant
USD 863.242
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Institutional arrangements for coordinating information and data from the agriculture and land use sectors into ETF processes and reports enhanced.

Best practices on ETF reporting processes, information gathering, system infrastructure, and methodologies in the agriculture and land use sectors disseminated to relevant priority sectors. 

Reporting on inventories of emissions sources and sinks and emissions reduction activities from agriculture and land-use sectors strengthened.  

Monitoring and reporting of selected NDC priority adaptation actions in the agriculture and land use sectors strengthened.

Stakeholders

Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA)

Papua New Guinea Forest Authority (PNGFA)

Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL)

PNG Conservation & Environment Protection Authority (CEPA)

Other relevant national sectors (e.g. Energy, Industry, Transport)

Development agencies: UNDP, UNEP, JICA

National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI)

University of PNG (UPNG)

NGOs: TNC, WWF, WCS, FORCERT

Donors

leaders of other CBIT related initiatives

Non-state actors, including households and communities

 

 

 

Knowledge Management Approaches

Dissemination and maintenance of on-line based database and learning forums

Promotion of knowledge sharing culture and coordination

 


Meet the focal point of the project
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Alfred Rungol

General Manager 

MRV & National Communication Division 

Papua New Guinea Climate Change and Development Authority

• Work with PNG's Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) to provide professionalism and advice to facilitate activities through environmental, social and economic concepts that address sustainable development, community development, climate change, environmental health and safety, environmental protection and monitoring and good governance.

• Contributing towards the aims and visions of  CCDA to increase sustainability in social and economic development, resource management and addressing climate change, thus applying my professional capabilities and management skills in the progressive development, enhance healthy profitable outcomes through engagement and working with other relevant organizations and stakeholders.

• To embrace the visions and aims of CCDA by committing to live and work with the values that creates a working environment that is stimulating, inclusive, positive and safety oriented, thus to act with integrity and honesty, seeking high performance in myself and others, value innovative and problem solving, and working with diverse people and cultures to achieve success in strategic management, interpersonal relations and leadership capabilities and management.

1. United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP) Sub-programs: GEF Climate Mitigation- Focal Point for BUR and National Communication - GHG Inventory 
2. Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) Project for Enhancing Capacity to develop a sustainable GHG inventory system for PNG - Project Manager/GHG Inventory Controller
3. International Energy Agency - PNG's Contact Point
4. The Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) - PNG's Co-Focal Point

Recently Appointment 2018/2019

5. PNG NDCs - Operational Focal Point

6. GEF FAO CBIT - National Focal Point

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Alfred Rungol
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Indicators on capacity for transparency
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities Target (1 - 4) Baseline (1 - 4) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 4) Terminal evaluation (1 - 4)
Qualitative assessment
3
2
pending pending
Quality of MRV Systems
Quality of MRV Systems Target (1 - 10) Baseline (1 - 10) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 10) Terminal evaluation (1 - 10)
Measurement systems are strong and cover a greater percentage of activities
6
3
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
A: Coordinated sharing of data, information and analyses from agricultural and landuse sub-sectors in a manner that facilitates ETF processes, reports ETF-relevant data, within agriculture and land-use sectors are shared Data not shared Status of the National Climatechange Monitoring Framework (NCCMF); ETF reporting
B: CBIT Tracking Tool Indicator 5: Qualitative assessment of institutional capacity for transparency-related activities 3 2 Status of the National Climatechange Monitoring Framework (NCCMF)
C: ETF readiness in terms of institutional and human capacities Measurable increases in readiness level Low level AFOLU readiness assessment (final report)
E: Degree of engagement with other sectors Agriculture and land-use sectors contributing to ETF capacities in other sectors None Project reporting; attendance records; presentations/ reports submitted
F: Degree of engagement with regional and global ETF counterparts Agriculture/land-use sectors contributing to ETF capacities regionally/globally Minimal contribution Project reporting; attendance records; presentations/ reports submitted
G: AFOLU CCM component of CBIT Tracking Tool Indicator 3: Quality of MRV systems 6 3 IPCC MRV assessment tool; MRV portal functionality
H: Availability of formal, adopted metadata parameters and QC protocols for agricultural and landuse sub-sectors Endorsed and adopted by relevant stakeholders None NCCMF; publication of protocols; formal endorsements of relevant stakeholders
I: Sufficiency of technical and human capacities to enact CCM-related QC protocols for agricultural and landuse sub-sectors High for all stakeholders with direct relevance to the NCCMF protocols Very low Training records; procurement records; outcomes of pilots
J: Availability of formal, adopted metadata parameters and QC protocols for CCA in the agricultural and landuse sub-sectors Endorsed and adopted by relevant stakeholders None NCCMF; publication of protocols; formal endorsements of relevant stakeholders
K: Sufficiency of technical and human capacities to enact CCA-related QC protocols for agricultural and landuse sub-sectors High for all stakeholders with direct relevance to the NCCMF protocols Very low Training records; procurement records; outcomes of pilots

Progress
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Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1.1. Institutional arrangements for coordinating information and data from the agriculture and land use sectors into ETF processes and reports enhanced.

Outputs
Output

1.1.1. Assessment prepared on institutional, data-collection, analysis, and reporting capacity gaps and needs for meeting the requirements of the ETF with specific focus on the priority NDC actions for the agricultural and land-use sectors.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.1.1.1. Validate and, as needed, refine the AFOLU stakeholder-coordination mapping.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.1.1.2. Validate and, as needed, refine the AFOLU MRV assessment.

Status
0%
Output

1.1.2. AFOLU MRV coordination mechanism strengthened, integrating relevant authorities from agricultural and land-use sectors into national UNFCCC reporting processes.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.1.2.1. Strengthen or expand existing relevant AFOLU MRV technical working committees and establish new ones as needed.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.1.2.2. Establish a network of regional advisors responsible for ETF-related activities for the
AFOLU sector.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.1.2.3. Capacitate and equip key stakeholders to facilitate ETF transition and management.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.1.2.4. Establish an MRV Help Desk.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.1.2.5. Emplace long-term or open-ended multi-party MOUs for relevant data-sharing.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.1.2.6. Enhance CEPA's online portal for ETF-related information.

Status
0%
Output

1.1.3. National Climate-change Monitoring Framework for the agricultural and land-use sectors prepared and adopted.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.1.3.1. Publish a National Climate-change Monitoring Framework for ETF-aligned measurement, reporting, and verification for the agricultural and land-use sectors.

Status
0%
Output

1.1.4. National reports reflect the latest ETF guidance.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.1.4.1. National ETF-related reports submitted with improved alignment to the latest UNFCCC AFOLU MRV guidance and improved data for NDC-relevant emissions-reductions activities

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.1.4.2. Section included in national ETF-related reports covering climate-change impacts and
adaptation-related activities in accordance with NDC commitments for the AFOLU sector.

Status
0%
Outcome

1.2. Inter-sectoral, national, and international engagement strengthened regarding ETF-related processes.

Outputs
Output

1.2.1. Multi-sectoral strategy and coordination mechanism strengthened integrating relevant authorities, data, and information systems into national UNFCCC reporting processes.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.2.1.1. Identify opportunities for inter-sectoral efficiencies and reduced redundancies in measurement and primary data storage

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.2.1.2. Ensure that AFOLU data-sharing processes are integrated with broader inter-sectoral
and national coordination for data-sharing.

Status
0%
Output

1.2.2. AFOLU MRV/ ETF lessons learned captured and up-scaled nationally and internationally.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.2.2.1. Stakeholder feedback solicited regarding successes and suggestions for improvement.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.2.2.2. AFOLU MRV best practices shared with other sectors.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.2.2.3. Contribute to efforts via the CBIT global projects to share and up-scale relevant AFOLU
MRV best practices and lessons learned.

Status
0%
Outcome

2.1. Strengthened capacity to measure GHG emissions, removals, and emission-reduction activities from agricultural and land-use sectors.

Outputs
Output

2.1.1. Quality-control (QC) protocols established for regular, systematic measurement of emissions, removals, and emission-reduction activities in the agricultural and land-use sectors.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

2.1.1.1. Establish meta-data parameters.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.1.1.2. Establish QC protocols for collecting, managing, and archiving data.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.1.1.3. Estimate resource requirements and sources for initial and sustained support (e.g.,
technology, personnel, funding, etc.).

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.1.1.4. Draft AFOLU ETF data-provision guidelines.

Status
0%
Output

2.1.2. Information technology systems upgraded to integrate, analyze, and archive diverse data types.

Output

2.1.3. Capacity and technology upgraded in relevant institutions to strengthen mitigation-related MRV, including country-specific emissions factors, activity data, and Tier 2 reporting for key sub-categories in the agricultural and land-use sectors. (Coordinates with 3.1.3.).

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

2.1.3.1. Provide relevant stakeholders with the equipment and software necessary for decentralized data collection, storage, and uploading in line with data-provision guidelines (see 2.1.1.4).

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.1.3.2. Produce training materials, including materials for training of trainers, for QC and associated technologies.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.1.3.3. Conduct training of relevant stakeholders, including training of trainers, to enable
measurements in line with data-provision guidelines (see 2.1.1.4).

Status
0%
Output

2.1.4. Relevant measures validated and piloted for key mitigation sub-categories in the agricultural and land-use sectors.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

2.1.4.1. Improve and update land-use activity data to facilitate reporting in accordance with the National Climate-change Monitoring Framework (Output 1.1.3).

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.1.4.2. Review relevant research literature to determine or update provisional Tier 2 estimates where possible and conduct uncertainty assessments for estimates in key sub-categories.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.1.4.3. Conduct pilot tests of measurement protocols and revise protocols as needed.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.1.4.4. Conduct preliminary validations of proxy measures.

Status
0%
Outcome

3.1. Strengthened capacity to measure climate-change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation-related
activities in the agricultural and land-use sectors.

Outputs
Output

3.1.1. Measurement framework developed for climate-change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation related activities prioritized in the NDC for the agricultural and land-use sectors.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

3.1.1.1. Assessment of relevant good practices for methods and frameworks.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.1.2. Establish meta-data parameters.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.1.3. Establish QC protocols for collecting, managing, and archiving data.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.1.4. Estimate resource requirements and sources for initial and sustained support (e.g. technology, personnel, funding, etc.).

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.1.5. Draft related data-provision guidelines.

Status
0%
Output

3.1.2. Information technology systems upgraded to integrate and analyze adaptation-related data.

Output

3.1.3. Capacity and technology upgraded in relevant institutions to strengthen M&R for adaptation
priorities identified in the NDC for the agricultural and land-use sectors.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

3.1.3.1. Provide relevant stakeholders with the equipment and software necessary for decentralized data collection, storage, and uploading in line with data-provision guidelines (see 3.1.1.5).

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.3.2. Produce training materials, including materials for training of trainers, for QC and
associated technologies.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.3.3. Conduct training of relevant stakeholders, including training of trainers, to enable
measurements in line with data-provision guidelines (see 3.1.1.5).

Status
0%
Output

3.1.4. Relevant measures validated and piloted for adaptation priorities identified in the NDC for the agricultural and land-use sectors.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

3.1.4.1. Review relevant research literature to determine provisional estimates where possible and conduct uncertainty assessments for estimates for key indicators.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.4.2. Conduct pilot tests of measurement protocols and revise protocols as needed.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.4.3. Conduct preliminary validations of proxy measures.

Status
0%
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Complete project proposal, describing project's objective, outcomes, outputs, and activities

22 October 8:30AM to 5:00PM - 2019, Pacific/Port_Moresby
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
4 September 8:30AM to 12:30PM - 2020, Pacific/Port_Moresby
Port Moresby, Hilton Hotel
10 September 8:30AM to 12:30PM - 2020, Pacific/Port_Moresby
Port Moresby
Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
65%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
47%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
35%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
58%
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Papua New Guinea
Melanesia
Ratification of UNFCCC
16 . Mar . 1993
Kyoto Protocol
28 . Mar . 2002
Paris Agreement
21 . Sep . 2016
Population
2017
8,251.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2015
2,797.60
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
114.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2015
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceFirst BUR
Energy
11,806.28
Industry
35.29
Agriculture
796.00
Land Use Change and Forestry
1,716.51
Waste
872.50
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2002 2015
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2019
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending