Accelerating Transformative Pathways for Equitable Development in Small Island Developing States: A Focus on Environment, Climate Action and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea, Asia Pacific Region
Monday, 13 July 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

Papua New Guinea

Participants: Minister, Department of National Planning and Monitoring Minister, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Department of Agriculture and Livestock Minister, Department for Environment & Conservation Resident Coordinator, United Nations in Papua New Guinea Executive Secretary, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Chair, Business Council of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is rich in biodiversity. As a 1992-signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity, PNG contains over 5% of the world’s species in less than 1% of the world’s total land area. PNG is in the middle of the Coral Triangle, between Indonesia and Solomon Islands, which is recognized as the global centre of marine biodiversity and a global priority for conservation – a major revenue source. With clear national commitments for inclusive sustainable growth, ongoing internal and external pressures continue to force trade-offs between extractive and non-extractive growth industries. PNG’s multi-stakeholder approach is supporting the country to navigate these trade-offs and accelerate progress towards the SDGs. This event will be held immediately following PNG’s VNR presentation, as this will be done livestreamed in PNG with stakeholders. Due to the +14 hour time difference, the preference is to present the VNR during the afternoon time slot, followed by the side event in the evening slot
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