ADB project to protect coastline folk

The signing of the agreement in January this year between Papua New Guinea’s government and the United Nations Development Programme will bolster PNG's efforts to address the impacts of climate change.
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Staff Reporter

Delivered under the Asian Development Bank-funded ‘Building Resilience to Climate Change project', this work will help communities in remote atolls and coastal areas improve food security, better prepare for climate-driven natural disasters and reduce their vulnerabilities.
Dirk Wagener who is UNDP's resident representative in Papua New Guinea said the partnership was an important achievement between the Climate Change and Development Authority and UNDP to further address challenges faced by climate change in the most vulnerable communities.
"UNDP is committed to work with local communities and stake holders in providing sustainable solutions to support communities to be resilient and adoptable to the impacts of climate change," Wagener said.
Knowledge sharing will also underline these interventions in order to strengthen Papua New Guinea's efforts in tackling climate change, he added.
The UNDP says that in Papua New Guinea, rural communities face the most impacts of climate change through king tides, rising sea levels, natural disasters such as floods, and changing and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. These causes and consequences of climate change stretch far beyond individuals and governments.
"For countries like PNG, actions require continued and long-term commitment. Effective efforts require local, national and international approach. Through the ADB's project, UNDP will continue to work in close partnership with the government through the Climate Change and Development Authority to address the climate issues that affect the country," UNDP said.



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