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Papua New Guinea

TOTAL POPULATION

7.8 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

6,300 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

14,272,100 kt East Asia and Pacific, YEAR 2014

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

As part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, all regions of Papua experience frequent earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

Papua New Guinea(PNG) is a megadiverse country, with an outstanding amount of fauna and flora, most endemic to this region alone. PNG’s rich soils and renewable resources have created a conflict of interest in a country desperately in need of economic and infrastructural investments and steward to one of the most, if not the most, pristine tropical environments on the planet. 

A significant portion of PNG has yet to be connected to the global system. Its capital city, Port Moresby, is not linked by road to any other major population centres. PNG’s main challenge since independence has been to unite all these remote locations and different cultures into one coherent state that caters to all.

The mining and gas industries have grown by 15% in 2015 alone, and are still experiencing strong growth. The proximity to Australia and the largely unexplored lands offshore and inland have whetted the appetites of extractive giants such as Total and Exxon, who have been the first ones to secure leases. 

PNG is in a unique position to invent a new type of development that is not dependent on extractive resources but rather on humans and nature. The unique terrain and geological make-up of New Guinea and associated islands give this region its inestimable character. With already dozens of languages lost to uniformisation, violence and politico-economical games, it could also lose a lot of what makes its wealth in a short amount of time. Nature, culture, and humans are what matters here, like everywhere else.


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DATA INSIGHTS

The World Bank classifies Papua New Guinea as a lower middle-income country. To understand Papua New Guinea’s position in the fight against climate change, it is useful to observe its history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following plots provide an overview of Papua New Guinea’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.

Papua New Guinea Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Papua New Guinea’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions,  the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


From 1990 to 2000, Papua New Guinea saw its emissions fall by 72% due to economic downturns, which led to a decline in various economic activities . After moderate increases in its emissions between 2000 and 2009, Papua New Guinea’s emissions stayed relatively stable between 2009 and 2012. Overall, Papua New Guinea’s GHG emissions decreased by 62% between 1990 and 2012. 


The land-use change and forestry (LUCF) sector is responsible for the largest share (78%) of Papua New Guinea’s emissions, followed by the energy sector (10%). LUCF emissions are mainly driven by logging and clearing of forests into agricultural use. Within the energy sector, the majority of emissions come from the combustion of fossil fuel (petroleum products). To reduce emissions, Papua New Guinea requires further efforts such as regulating the unsustainable land use and shifting a fossil-fuel dominated system towards renewable energy solutions. (Source: WRI, 2018; World bank, 2018)


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Papua New Guinea Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Papua New Guinea’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

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This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions,  the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%.


From 1990 to 2000, Papua New Guinea saw its emissions fall by 72% due to economic downturns, which led to a decline in various economic activities . After moderate increases in its emissions between 2000 and 2009, Papua New Guinea’s emissions stayed relatively stable between 2009 and 2012. Overall, Papua New Guinea’s GHG emissions decreased by 62% between 1990 and 2012. 


The land-use change and forestry (LUCF) sector is responsible for the largest share (78%) of Papua New Guinea’s emissions, followed by the energy sector (10%). LUCF emissions are mainly driven by logging and clearing of forests into agricultural use. Within the energy sector, the majority of emissions come from the combustion of fossil fuel (petroleum products). To reduce emissions, Papua New Guinea requires further efforts such as regulating the unsustainable land use and shifting a fossil-fuel dominated system towards renewable energy solutions. (Source: WRI, 2018; World bank, 2018)


Papua New Guinea Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Papua New Guinea’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right. 


Papua New Guinea is categorised as a country with a high vulnerability to climate change and a low level of adaptation. Rice and wheat production are forecasted to decline significantly under projected climate change. Decreases in precipitation due to climate change is expected to lead to longer drought periods thereby paralysing the agricultural capacity and food security of the country. This island nation is also threatened by sea-level rise and hurricanes due to reduced natural defences damaged by deforestation and coral bleaching. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys. 


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Papua New Guinea Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Papua New Guinea’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

graph

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right. 


Papua New Guinea is categorised as a country with a high vulnerability to climate change and a low level of adaptation. Rice and wheat production are forecasted to decline significantly under projected climate change. Decreases in precipitation due to climate change is expected to lead to longer drought periods thereby paralysing the agricultural capacity and food security of the country. This island nation is also threatened by sea-level rise and hurricanes due to reduced natural defences damaged by deforestation and coral bleaching. (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys. 


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