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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

“A shift to 100% renewable energy by 2030, conditional on international support.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | ALL PROJECTS

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Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany .

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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

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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

Papua New Guinea Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Papua New Guinea Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

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

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Papua New Guinea Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

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

Papua New Guinea Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)
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