The moratorium on issuing new logging concessions in Papua New Guinea is possibly under threat. NGOs and others argue that the moratorium should be retained for forest sector reform efforts to be effective from a socio-economic perspective. There are concerns that the World Bank is backsliding on its support for the moratorium. NGO demands will be circulated ahead of the Bank Board’s discussions of a new PNG forest sector loan scheduled for January.
Review maintains inadequate and inconsistent approach to economic and gender inequality, as well as climate change.
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