05. Strengthening Institutional and Technical Capacity for Climate Resilient Transport Infrastructure Development in Papua New Guinea

The project aims to support the government of Papua-New Guinea to develop risk-informed investment in the transport sector, for example targeting vulnerable roads and bridges for reinforcement or designing new infrastructure to withstand future climate events. The project will create, pilot and roll out a climate risk and vulnerability assessment method to ensure accurate data collection an analysis. It will also review and update road design standards and support public and private sector professionals in understanding and implementing them. Additional activities include capacity strengthening of the Department of Works and Highways in risk-informed planning and climate-resilient operation and maintenance of the road network. The project is endorsed by Papua New Guinea’s Department of Works and Highways and will be implemented by the Global Green Growth Institute, an inter-governmental organization dedicated to sustainable growth, especially in response to the threat of climate crisis and deteriorating environmental conditions.