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Seeking Expressions of Interest

ACT NOW has recently received funding to expand its work in Papua New Guinea with a particular focus on the management of forest resources.

We are therefore seeking expressions of interest from well qualified and experienced practitioners and organisations interested in providing services in the following five areas:

  1. International stakeholder engagement;
  2. Research coordination;
  3. Digital services;
  4. Project management; and
  5. Investigative reserach.

 

There Is No Room For Coal In The Pacific

Nogat Coal PNG

Today, The Pacific Climate Warriors in conjunction with the Nogat Coal Campaign, organised a protest at the AGM of Australian energy company Mayur Resources. The ASX-listed company is planning to develop a coal industry in Papua New Guinea (PNG) – including a coal-fired power station on the doorstep of Lae, the country’s second largest city. If Mayur’s plan succeeds, PNG would be the first Pacific country with a coal industry. 

Civil Society Presentation on the Forestry Act Review

1.  The Forestry Act 1991 is 30 years old and has been weakened by many amendments.

2.  Very limited implementation: most operations are old concession types - Timber Rights Purchase (TRP) / Local Forest Area (LFA). 

3.  Under the Act our forest resource has been depleted; unsustainable harvests + extensive forest clearance. 

4.  Act is completely outdated as the national and international context has changed: