THE government has expressed its appreciation towards departing United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Roy Trivedy for his services and commitment towards pushing forward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on Climate Action (SDG 13), including the conservation and protection of biodiversity areas in PNG, during his term here in the country.
During a farewell function hosted by Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) and Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) last Friday, Minister for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change, John Pundari said given the strategic support and leadership provided by UNDP under the leadership of Mr Trivedy, a lot has been achieved in the last four (4) years.
“Given the extent of the work done under Mr Trivedy’s leadership with UNDP as a delivery partner in the country, I am satisfied that PNG as a country is on the right path towards achieving some of our National Goals as well as the SDGs,” Mr Pundari saud.
“With the recent launch of the National REDD+ Strategy and after attending the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Bonn, Germany, there is still a lot of work to be done but I am confident that with the ongoing partnership with UNDP and other good development partners, we are on track to push forward the climate resilient development agenda and conservation and protection of biodiversity in PNG.”
PNG is implementing SDG 13 through its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which is an official document that allows all countries, developed and developing to take action on climate change and officially make it known to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).