PNG resource governance in spotlight

NATURAL Resource Governance in Papua New Guinea will be under scrutiny at an in-person seminar in Sydney this month at an event presented by the Aus-PNG Network and Jubilee Australia.
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Emmanuel Peni Project Sepik coordinator

Staff Reporter

The event takes place on Monday, August 8, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at the office of the Lowy Institute, 31 Bligh Street, Sydney.
 
The organisers say that in an area of biodiversity loss and climate change, Papua New Guinea is part of the third largest contiguous rainforest on the planet and a place of breathtaking natural endowment.
 
"In PNG itself, debates continue to rage about the best path to development for its people." 
 
The speakers include Emmanuel Peni (coordinator, Project Sepik); Fleur Ramsay (Environmental Defender's Office); and Alice Cope (Pillar Two manager).
 
Topics will include:
 
• How can development be pursued in a way that does not destroy the rich legacy bequeathed to its people?
 
• What is the responsibility of state and corporate actors who are planning new projects in PNG?
 
• Can Melanesian laws and practices inform approaches to protecting and preserving PNG's natural resource wealth?
 
The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session, moderated by Luke Fletcher, executive director of Jubilee Australia.
 
Registration for the free event may be found here: https://bit.ly/3PQXPwi

 

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