Papua New Guinea
Building resilience to climate change in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea was selected as one of the countries to participate in the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR). The PPCR is part of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), a multi-donor Trust Fund within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), and provides financing through the multilateral development banks to support programs in the selected pilot countries. The goal of the PPCR is to help countries transform to a climate resilient development path, consistent with national poverty reduction and sustainable development goals. The Government of PNG obtained a SCF-PPCR grant from the Asian Development Bank to implement the Building Resilience to Climate Change (BRCC) project.
The BRCC project increases the PNG Government’s ability to achieving resilience to the impacts of climate change at the community level. It achieves this by supporting the Government at the National and Provincial levels to mainstream climate resilience into development planning and addresses country priorities that focus on vulnerable communities in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) and the four participating provinces of East New Britain, Manus, Milne Bay and Morobe comprising of 21 priority vulnerable islands/atolls.
The objective of the project is to increase resilience to the impacts of climate vulnerability and climate change and improve capacities of communities in vulnerable atolls and islands, government agencies, and civil society to plan and to respond to the impacts of climate change.
Improved capacities of vulnerable islands/atoll communities, government agencies, and civil society to plan and respond to the impacts of climate change is the overall outcome of this project. This will be achieved through delivering on its three outputs:
- Output 1: Climate change and vulnerability assessments carried out and adaptation plans developed for target communities.
- Output 2: Sustainable fishery eco-systems and food security investments piloted in nine vulnerable island and atoll communities
- Output 3: Enabling framework for climate resilient infrastructure established and communications network extended.
- Improved access to resources and knowledge to development fit-for purpose adaptation measures;
- Improved food and water security and general health and well-being of island and atoll communities;
- Reduced vulnerability to impacts of climate change;
- Improved socio-economic mobility of island and atoll communities; and,
- Improved management of in-shore fisheries, mangrove and reef ecosystems.
- 19 climate change and vulnerability assessments are completed and implemented;
- 21 awareness raising campaigns/community consultations are implemented;
- 21 investment priority plans are developed and collected from communities;
- 21 Gender-responsive disaster response strategies are developed; and,
- The establishment of 14 trained disaster management committees.
-Project Start Date: 01 Nov 2019
-Project End Date: 31 Aug 2021
Location: Papua New Guinea
Focal Area: Environment and Energy
Beneficiaries: Government of Papua New Guinea
Climate Change Development Authority, Provincial Administrations of ENB, Manus, Milne Bay, Morobe and ARoB.
Donor(s): Strategic Climate Fund (SCF)
Budget: USD $3 million
The BRCC project increases the PNG Government’s ability to achieving resilience to the impacts of climate change at the community level.
United Nations Development Programme
GOVERNMENT OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
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