The objective of this consultancy is to support the coordination, consultation, capacity building and development of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is highly vulnerable to climate change, and given its economy is founded mostly on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forests, contributing approximately one fifth of the country’s GDP, building resilience to climate change has been central to national discourse for over a decade. Recognised as an acute challenge for PNG, government and partners have committed to mainstream climate action in their planning and delivery, with major policy initiatives such as Vision 2050 and the national Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development illustrative of the efforts to include better natural resource management, conservation and sustainable growth into policy planning and implementation efforts; growing legal architecture has also been key. PNG’s geography, its economic base, its exposure to external shocks and limited capacity across Government, however, make these challenges difficult to address.
Nevertheless, specific adaptation measures need to be integrated into sectoral policies, planning and budgeting processes for PNG to significantly improve its adaptation capacity. To this end, a national adaptation plan will be developed in PNG to assess their specific vulnerability to climate change and define and design implementation arrangements and financing sources to integrate climate change adaptation into their national development processes. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in close collaboration with PNG’s Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) will implement this project, with support from the GCF Readiness Programme. CLP will develop a consultancy to support the development of this National Action Plan.
CLP will support the coordination, consultation, capacity building and development of the National Action Plan in PNG. The consultancy will assess current policies and preparatory elements, identify adaptation options to address key vulnerabilities and design and define implementation strategies and monitoring arrangements.