Papua New Guinea faces a myriad of global challenges – particularly climate change. Winrock’s work in the Pacific Island Nation has been dedicated to mitigating the risks associated with climate change. Trees are one of nature’s most efficient ways of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and our programs have engaged the people of Papua New Guinea to seek new and innovative ways to encourage better forest management.
Asia’s forests are a critical economic and environmental resource for its people. Yet logging, farming and other human activities are accelerating deforestation at an alarming rate. This USAID-funded program developed a regional approach that promotes sustainable land use and establishes financial incentives for preserving critical forestland.