Climate change personnel undergo assessment training

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KEY stakeholders in the climate change sector are being trained to identify vulnerable areas and develop strategies to mitigate the issue in Papua New Guinea for future resilience.
Stakeholders attended a threeday training with the aim of acquiring proper methods and tools to conduct the vulnerability and adaptability (V&A) assessment.
The Office of Climate Change and Environment Sustainability (OCCES) is facilitating the United Nations Development Programme/Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded training.
The V&A assessment will be done in each province and  is the second component of the second  national communication project.
Under the project, participating countries in climate change must produce a report to inform the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the steps they are taking or intend to take to implement the convention.
Under the second national communication project, the OCCES is the focal point for the PNG Government and is tasked to compile the report.
The V&A component trails part one, which is greenhouse gases inventory, documenting pollution from all emissions into the atmosphere.
This inventory report is due by the end of this year and the V&A assessment will start next month.
One of the training facilitators, Stanley Wapot of the United Nations Development Programme, said the report was vital for the National Government’s climate talks and could also add weight when seeking donor funding for climate change-related projects in the future.