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Papua New Guinea has the third largest tropical forest in the world and is at the forefront of working towards fostering conservation and sustainable management of its forest.

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The first group of the Zoom Call Training on SIS Database Reporting System


UNDP is working closely with government partner, the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) to look at reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, also known as REDD+. Deforestation increases greenhouse gas emissions thus contributing to climate change. How do we promote conservation and sustainable management of forests? Can the introduction of incentives help promote this cause?

Despite the current global COVID-19 pandemic, CCDA with support of the UNDP’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s REDD+ Project, held an online certification course on “REDD+ Safeguards Database Reporting System. 

Over 30 representatives from the government, civil society and private sector organisations benefited from this training and strengthened their knowledge on how to use the digital platform to protect the social and environmental safeguards. 

Mrs. Gwen Sissiou, CCDA General Manager for REDD+ and Mitigation said, “Drawing on information from the safeguards information system (SIS) can strengthen the quality, reliability and credibility of the summaries, particularly when it comes to demonstrating improvements in reducing carbon emissions from deforestation in PNG.”

Mr. Mirzohaydar Isoev, UNDP’s Chief Technical Advisor on REDD+ said, “The online training is an example of how digitalisation can be introduced to add value to national efforts to protect natural assets.”

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