Delegation of the European Union to Papua New Guinea

Improving Forest Governance in Papua New Guinea

12/10/2017 - 00:00
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On 12th October 2017, The University of Papua New Guinea GIS Remote Sensing Centre in partnership with Tenkile Conservation Alliance has officially launched a 5 year European Funded project focusing on “strengthening non-state actor involvement in Forest Governance in Papua New Guinea”.

The project is being jointly delivered by project partners in Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea through the leadership of BirdLife International, and aims at building the capacity of national, provincial and local non-state actors to monitor forest resource use, forest condition and forest carbon stocks.

The Head of the European Union Delegation to Papua New Guinea, Ambassador Ioannis Giogkarakis - Argyropoulos in officiating the launch of the inception workshop, put emphasis on the importance of good governance and resource management in Papua New Guinea. "Good forest governance is essential not only to the people of PNG but also for the future of the planet.  Improving forest governance will significantly contribute to the fight against climate change. It will also greatly contribute to the sustainable management of forest resources and improve the local populations' livelihood. Therefore, collective efforts should be made to preserve this legacy for future generations".

Speaking on behalf of the University of Papua New Guinea, Prof. Chalapan Kaluwin thanked the European Union for its continuous support to the University and the country. He thanked the EU for identifying key major areas in biodiversity and conservation projects which need urgent attention due to climate change impacts and human activities.

      The project will target civil society organisations, community-based organisations, forest dependent communities, national, provincial and local authorities with responsibility for forest management, environmental protection and land use planning.

The project is being jointly delivered by project partners in Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea through the leadership of BirdLife International, and aims at building the capacity of national, provincial and local non-state actors to monitor forest resource use, forest condition and forest carbon stocks.

The Head of the European Union Delegation to Papua New Guinea, Ambassador Ioannis Giogkarakis Argyropoulos in officiating the launch of the inception workshop, put emphasis on the importance of good governance and resource management in Papua New Guinea. "Good forest governance is essential not only to the people of PNG but also for the future of the planet.  Improving forest governance will significantly contribute to the fight against climate change. It will also greatly contribute to the sustainable management of forest resources and improve the local populations' livelihood. Therefore, collective efforts should be made to preserve this legacy for future generations".

 

Speaking on behalf of the University of Papua New Guinea, Prof. Chalapan Kaluwin thanked the European Union for its continuous support to the University and the country. He thanked the EU for identifying key major areas in biodiversity and conservation projects which need urgent attention due to climate change impacts and human activities.

      

The project will target civil society organisations, community-based organisations, forest dependent communities, national, provincial and local authorities with responsibility for forest management, environmental protection and land use planning.

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