Biennial Update Reports (BURs) are reports submitted by non-Annex I Parties to the UNFCCC, containing updates of national Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories, including a national inventory report and information on mitigation actions, needs, and support received. Such reports provide updates on actions undertaken by a Party to implement the Convention, including the status of its GHG emissions and removals by sinks, as well as on the actions to reduce emissions or enhance sinks. PNG submitted its first Biennial Update Report (BUR1) to the UNFCCC in 2019, which reports the national GHG inventory for 2000-2015. The country is planning to submit its Second Biennial Update Report (BUR2) in May 2022, updating the information up to 2017. CCDA and stakeholders, with technical and financial support from GGGI, JICA, GEF, GCF, NDC Partnership, and FAO, have compiled the BUR2. Various government agencies and relevant private sectors contributed generously to the BUR2 preparation by providing data and other relevant inputs throughout the process. BUR2 reports a significant emission reduction from deforestation and forest degradation in 2017 compared to the previous ten years (2007-2016). It made PNG achieve net zero-emission. PNG also achieved the primary climate change target in Vision 2050 and the 2nd Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC2, submitted to the UNFCCC in 2019) much earlier than the targeted year. PNG’s BUR2 will be presented and launched at the event. PNG’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) Action Plan for AFOLU and the upgraded REDD+ National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) for REDD+ will also be presented and launched.
The main objective of this event is to launch the following documentations:
▪ Second Biennial Update Report (BUR2)
▪ REDD+ Technical Annex (TA) – this is attached to the BUR2 document. ▪ National Inventory Report (NIR)
▪ PNG’s ETF Action Plan for AFOLU and REDD+ National Forest Monitoring System (2022- 2025)