Representatives from Papua New Guinea and Australia have come together in Port Moresby to discuss new ways of addressing environmental challenges faced by both countries.
The Australia-Papua New Guinea Network and the Australian High Commission hosted experts from a range of sectors to workshop topics in sustainable development and the environment.
Participants included representatives from government, business and civil society who discussed shared environmental challenges and opportunities for innovation and improvement.
Discussions included Indigenous resource management and practices, climate change, regulatory frameworks for environmental management and intersections between the environment and private sector.
Speaking at the workshop, Australian High Commissioner, Bruce Davis said: “As the economic and strategic partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia continues to grow, it is important that we maintain a focus on the environment and sustainability.”
Research Fellow and Director of the Australia-Papua New Guinea Network at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Jonathan Pryke, noted the workshop was a unique opportunity to build ongoing professional linkages to support sustainable development.
"Australia and Papua New Guinea have many shared environmental and sustainability challenges and there is a lot we can learn from each other. This workshop provided an opportunity for participants to build their networks and share their experiences in the hope that together we can help to build a sustainable future for Australia and Papua New Guinea,” Jonathan Pryke said.
The Australia-Papua New Guinea Network is delivered by the Lowy Institute for International Policy and supported by the Australian Government.
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Guest speakers at the workshop.