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Low Emission Land Use Planning for Madang Province: Options and Opportunities

24 June 2015

The “Low Emission Land Use Planning for Madang Province: Options and Opportunities” report aims to:

  •  Document historic changes in Madang’s forest and land profile and the reasons for these changes;
  •  Consider a ‘business-as-usual’ (BAU) development pathway for the Province and estimate GHG emissions from the forest and land use sector expected under this scenario;
  •  Assess alternative or different low emission development scenarios and likely GHG emission profiles;
  •  Examine institutional mechanisms and possible financing opportunities both within and abroad for the longevity of any plan that may emerge; and
  •  Provide guidance on possible emission reduction policies and mitigation actions that the MPG could introduce.

The report is the outcome of numerous stakeholder consultation meetings between 2013 and 2015 on how Madang’s forests and land use are changing; possible future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under different development scenarios; and recommended policy and mitigation actions the Madang Provincial Government could consider introducing. The work contributes toward achieving the goals and mission outlined in the Kalibobo Vision 2020 and the Madang Province Development Plans. The report also helps the Madang Provincial Government (MPG) prepare for the likely introduction of a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program into the Province and contributes towards the national REDD+ discussions in Papua New Guinea.