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FAO’s five year, US$4.3 million-dollar Papua New Guinea REDD+ project has drawn to a close, with very little achieved. Despite the services of dozens of international experts, the challenge of how to track and sell carbon credits generated by PNG’s … Continue reading
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the hypocrisy of major green groups who remain silent on environmental destruction in the South China Sea.
International activist group Greenpeace appears to have abandoned its fight against the PNG forestry industry. The organisation has been silent on PNG for almost four years.
PNG activists funded by foreign groups are using the controversy around Special Agricultural and Business Leases to try to shut down a successful agricultural development that is delivering jobs and incomes for local communities.
A recent report released by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility – which is administered by the United Nations Development Programme in PNG – recommends burdening PNG’s entire palm oil sector with costly certification requirements that deliver negligible benefits.
A recently released report examining the issue of illegal logging has uncovered many of the false assumptions made by policy makers in industrialised countries.
The US-based Union of Concerned Scientists recently published a blog post admitting that anti-forestry and -palm oil campaigns are not justified. The article, entitled Ending Tropical Deforestation: Have We Got Our Priorities Backwards?, pointed out that although the palm oil … Continue reading
PNG’s Climate Change and Development Authority publishes report refuting decades of exaggerated estimates of deforestation in PNG
Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) recently published updated estimates of forest conversion in PNG that show the issue has been grossly exaggerated by activists.
Papua New Guinea’s Department of Treasury has proposed a sharp increase to the log export tax, which – if implemented – would devastate PNG’s forest industries.