Draft climate change bill being put together: OCCES

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A DRAFT climate change bill for Papua New Guinea is currently being put together and when completed, will be circulated to stakeholders for consideration and comment to ensure that all issues are adequately dealt with within the proposed legislative framework.
In a joint presentation, Office of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (OCCES) executive manager, policy and legal services Karl Sopol, and the acting executive director, Dr Wari Iamo, said work on a draft PNG climate change bill was being put together.
Mr Sopol told stakeholders, development partners, forest resources owners and media personnel that the climate change policy or legislation would be a law that would provide the overarching legal framework to address the issues of climate change in PNG.