protectING the RAINforests of papua new guinea

May 2022

Papua New Guinea is home to 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Yet each year, an estimated 1.4 percent of its forests are lost to industrial logging – both legal and illegal - which is decimating native flora and fauna and threatening the health and well-being of local communities.

Active Super is investing in a project in the provinces of New Ireland and East New Britain to end unsustainable logging, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect PNG’s rich and increasingly threatened biodiversity.

The project also contributes to several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), designed to create a better future for all people across the globe. For the locals of New Ireland and East New Britain, this means better sanitation, clean energy, educational opportunities and employment. Furthermore, landowners involved in the project receive 56 percent of profits from the sale of carbon credits.

Scott Armstrong, Active Super Head of Property, says: “We believe we have a central role to play in the delivery of outcomes that are not only good for our planet but also enhance the quality of life of local communities. We are proud to support the NIHT Topaiyo REDD+ Project which meets this goal.”    

 

330,000 hectares of rainforest saved

Over 55 million tonnes of CO2 emissions expected to be reduced over three decades

1,327,440 verified carbon credits issued in 2020  

56% of profits rerturned to landowners