Country Reports

Country Reports

Asian Development Bank Country Environmental Analysis Reports
Papua New Guinea (2005; 19mb)

Barbados Programme of Action + 10 (BPoA) 
National Assessment Reports: Papua New Guinea (2005; 316kb)

Pacific Environment Outlook (2005; 30.99mb)

The Conference on Small Island Developing States (Barbados Conference, 1994) highlighted the importance of island biodiversity as an ecological corridor linking major areas of biodiversity around the world. The conference called for international co-operation and partnership to support the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their efforts to conserve, protect and restore their ecosystems. The Barbados Plan of Action recognizes the importance of the coastal zone as a source of subsistence and economic development.

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF9]
Papua New Guinea (2002-2007; 263kb)

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF10]
Papua New Guinea (2008-2013; 2.82mb)

Disasters and Climate Variability in the Pacific Islands: WORLD BANK regional stocktake- Country Assessment:
Papua New Guinea (2009; 394kb)

Forestry Reports
Papua New Guinea (2008; 22mb)

Millenium Development Goals National Reports
Papua New Guinea (2004; 2.67mb)

Pacific Islands Regional MDG - Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability (2004; 324kb)
Pacific Islands Regional MDG Full Report

see also ADB Key Indicators 2006 for progress towards Millenium Development Goal 7: ensuring environmental sustainability (2006)

see also Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Website and Reports

National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plans (NBSAP)
Papua New Guinea (2007; 3.4mb)

see also National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Pacific Regional Review (2007; 269kb)

National Biosafety Frameworks
Papua New Guinea (2005; 1.65mb)

see also National Reports on the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol
Papua New Guinea (2008; 108kb)

National Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA)

Final NCSA Report:
Papua New Guinea (2010; 618kb)

NCSA Status (NCSA website)
Papua New Guinea

National Integrated Water Resource Management : Diagnostic Reports - drafts only [SOPAC]
Papua New Guinea (2007; 2.61mb)

National Invasive Species Strategy

see Invasive alien species in the Austral-Pacific region: national reports and directory of resources [GISP] (2002; 3.75mb)

see also Invasives Species on Pacific Islands [reports] - HEAR / PIER project website

National [Sustainable] Development Plans / Strategies [ForumSec]
Papua New Guinea 2005 - 2010 (2004; 820kb)Papua New Guinea 2010-2050 (2009; 1.13mb)

ADB Reports: Papua New Guinea (2005; 450kb)

ADB Economic Reviews: Papua New Guinea (2000; 168kb)

National Assessment Reports:
Papua New Guinea
 (2006; 1.95mb)

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - reports, activities and PACC news updates
Papua New Guinea

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - report of in-country consultations 
Papua New Guinea (2009; 173kb)

Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries - Country briefings
Papua New Guinea (2003; 181kb)

Pacific Regional Energy Assessment: Country Reports (PIREP) 
Papua New Guinea (2004; 2.39mb)

Regional overview report (2004; 2.59mb)

Priority Environmental Concerns (PECs) Reports
Papua New Guinea (2004; 552kb)

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: Country reports to the RAMSAR CoPs
National Reports submitted to the 8th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (2002)
Papua New Guinea pt 1 / pt 2 (2002; 216/232kb)

Sea Level & Climate: their present state: Country reports
Papua New Guinea (2006; 2.04mb)

Ships' Waste Management in Pacific Islands Ports: Country reports
Papua New Guinea

Ships' Waste Management in Pacific Islands Ports: Country reports
Papua New Guinea

State of the Environment Reports

see The New Guinea Challenge: development and conservation in societies of great cultural and biological diversity pt. 1 & pt. 2 (CSIRO. 2003)
see also The Papua New Guinea Environment Monitor 2002 [World Bank] (2002; 733kb)

see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 1983 (UNEP: 1983; 1.66mb)
see also State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region (1990; 3.48mb)
see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 2005 (2005; 382kb; see also ~http://www.unescap.org/esd/environment/soe/2005/mainpub/ ~) 
see also Regional perspectives: Asia and the Pacific (UNEP, GEO-4. 2007; 382 kb)

see also the archive of SPREP Country Reports between 1980-1983 as follows:
Papua New Guinea (1980; 1.04mb)

United Nations. Common Country Assessments
Papua New Guinea (2001; 2.82mb)

see also United Nations. Development Assistance Frameworks 2003-2007:
Papua New Guinea (2002; 524kb)

see also United Nations Country Programme 2008-2012
Papua New Guinea (2007; 999kb)

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)

National Reports on Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: First Regular National Report (2007) 
Papua New Guinea (2009; 114kb), 

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was one of the outcome instruments of the UNCED process, highlights the need for conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Land Degradation) (UNCCD)
Second National Report: Papua New Guinea (2002; 138kb)

Third National Reports:Papua New Guinea (2006; 1.02mb)

see also UNCCD Country Profiles:
Papua New Guinea

see also UNCCD Reports clearinghouse mechanism

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is an agreement to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

(i) National Communications and In-depth Reviews
Papua New Guinea (2000; 1.53mb)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC,1992) is concerned with global warming and the consequent rise in sea levels that may result in the flooding of coastal areas, and submerging islands, which could adversely affect coastal communities. The treaty aims at reducing emissions of greenhouse gas in order to combat global warming. Although the treaty as originally framed set no mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual nations and contained no enforcement provisions; it did include provisions for updates (called "protocols") that would set mandatory emission limits. The principal update is the Kyoto Protocol.

World Summit on Sustainable Development [Rio+10 - Johannesburg 2002]

National Assessment Reports: 
Papua New Guinea (2002; 669kb)

Pacific WSSD Regional Assessment (2002; 91kb) and Pacific Position Paper (2004; 91kb)
see also: Synthesis Report for Asia and the Pacific (2001; 1.22mb)

The WSSD Plan of Implementation calls for the management of the natural resources base in a sustainable and integrated manner. In this regard, to reverse the current trend in natural resource degradation as soon as possible, it is necessary to implement strategies which should include targets adopted at the national and, where appropriate, regional levels to protect ecosystems and to achieve integrated management of land, water and living resources, while strengthening regional, national and local capacities.

The Johannesburg Declaration and the Plan of Implementation arising from the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD, 2002) reconfirmed the commitment of States to advance and strengthen the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development-economic development, social development and environmental protection-at the local, national, regional and global levels.