New Strategic Direction
The global and domestic policy framework within which DEC’s new Strategic Directions has been framed includes the following policy initiatives:
- The Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals, in particular MDG7
- Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation
- The three Rio environment Conventions and the Global Environment Facility
- Medium Term Development Strategy
- Strategic Plan for Supporting Public Sector Reform in PNG; and
- Decentralization and the Organic Law on Provincial and Local Level Government
Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth – ESEG
The Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth initiative basically provides a broad initiative on the understating of the linkages between environmental Sustainability, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction.
It aims to strengthen the use of economic instruments and strategies for assisting industry and people to manage their environment sustainably whilst maintaining economic growth.
ESEG basically has four priority areas for policy in water, biodiversity and land as well as renewable and non-renewable resources by:
- Supporting the revision of MDG7 and ensuring that ESEG is incorporated into the Long Term Development Strategy (LTDS) and other sectoral strategies
- Supporting development of a sustainable land use policy through the Sustainable Land Management Project.
- Supporting ESEG in the conservation of forest area and the protection of high biodiversity areas through the
- Promote ESEG in the area of climate change mitigation particularly on the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) initiative.