Climate Change

Papua New Guinea National Energy Policy 2017 - 2027

Executive Summary

Energy is the engine of economic growth. Therefore the Government recognises the need to manage the energy sector in a manner that is efficient and sustainable. Development of the country’s energy resources therefore will be coordinated in a manner that guarantees PNG attains sustainable income from energy exports while at the same time, the Goverment wants to see the unit cost of energy reduced in order to make PNG an internationally competitive country to invest in. 

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Scaling Up Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Improvements through Programmatic CDM

Improving energy efficiency (EE) is one of the most promising approaches for achieving cost-effective global greenhouse gases (GHG) reductions. However, it is severely underrepresented in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) portfolio. Just 10 percent of the emission reduction credits traded in the carbon market are from EE projects. In particular, small, dispersed, end-use EE measures—which entail significant GHG mitigation potential, along with other clear, local, and direct sustainable development benefits—have been largely bypassed by the carbon market.

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Taxes vs Permits: Options for Price-Based Climate Change Regulation

This paper provides an overview of key issues involved in the choice among marketbased instruments for climate change policy. Specifically, it examines the potential net benefits from shifting to a permit system for emission reduction, and the preconditions necessary for this change. It also draws out the implications of New Zealand’s specific circumstances and current climate policies for future policy development.

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Barriers to CDM Projects in Pacific Island Countries: A Focus on Fiji

With a focus on Fiji, this article assesses the benefits of and explores the barriers to using the Clean Development mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol in Pacific island countries.

With demonstrated strength across a range of potential CDM sectors, Fiji is in a relatively good position to take advantage of the opportunities on offer.

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Solomon Island National Development Strategy 2011 to 2020: Final Draft

The formulation of the national development strategy (NDS) is one of the key expected outputs of the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination as we strive for endurance and nation building Solomon Islands. This strategy sets out a framework for Development programmes in Solomon Islands and is intented to be a catalyst for development in the next 10 years in an effort to achieve the goals of Solomon Islands development agenda.

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Facilitating Disaster Relief Operations and Sustainable Reconstruction: The Enabling Role of Renewable Energy Technologies

The impetus for developing this guide came from the enormity of the Asian Tsunami disaster in 2004-2005 right on Australia's doorstep, and the inability of the renewable energy community to donate goods and services, highlighted a need to develop an understanding of a pathway with the aid and disaster relief organisations to overcome this situations.

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Baseline Methodologies for Clean Development Mechanism Projects: A Guidebook

This guidebook is produced by the UNEP Risø Center (URC), Denmark, as a part of the project titled Capacity Development for the CDM (CD4CDM), which is being implemented by URC for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) through funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands.

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Clean Development Mechanism PDD Guidebook: Navigating the Pitfalls

The Capacity Development for CDM (CD4CDM) Project decided to capitalize on the lessons learned by this validation process and has collaborated with Det Norske Veritas (DNV), an accredited DOE, to produce this guidebook. The guidebook targets CDM project proponents in developing countries, specifically those engaged in PDD preparation. It draws upon the extensive knowledge of DNV, which has validated more than 50% of all CDM projects coming through to the validation stage.

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The Cook Islands Initial National Communication Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change

The preparation of the Cook Islands Initial National Communication was funded by the Global Environment Fund Climate Change Enabling Activity through the Pacific Islands Climate Change Assistance Programme (PICCAP).

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Pacific Islands Framework for Action on Climate Change 2006-2015

In order to seek further concrete actions at the national, regional and international levels, the PICTs have developed this action plan to implement the Pacific Islands Framework for Action on Climate Change (2006-2015).

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