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Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Spain, Thailand, United States of America
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Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, United States of America
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According to studies by the Asian Development Bank, the economy of Papua New Guinea will have the most significant losses in their economy from climate change in the Pacific region.1 The country will face a loss of crops and mining in addition to forced migrations.2 By the year 2100, 15% of Papua New Guinea's GDP could be lost from climate change.3 The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has helped to develop a climate change prevention program with the government of Papua New Guinea.4

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1http://www.adb.org/news/papua-new-guinea/climate-change-hit-papua-new-guinea-economy-hardest-pacific-adb
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4http://aid.dfat.gov.au/countries/pacific/png/Pages/initiative-climate-change-adaption.aspx
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Papua New Guinea News

Sky News Australia 
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is considered the frontrunner to retain power as voting kicks off in his country's national election. Polls open on Saturday and voting finishes on July 8. For some remote villagers it will be an arduous ... See more..
SBS 
"Democratic process in Papua New Guinea has come of age, and our people are benefiting from this change." His claim of turning a corner is in sharp contrast to PNG being criticised by Australian diplomats in leaked cables as a "totally dysfunctional ... See more..
Nikkei Asian Review 
Papua New Guinea is about to start its ninth general election, with voting taking place between June 24 and July 8, followed by counting over subsequent weeks. The coalition government led by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill enters the election under siege ... See more..
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Bloomberg 
And there's more to come. Papua New Guinea, the impoverished Pacific Island nation, is planning its overseas debut in the second half. Belarus has hired banks to arrange investor meetings. Tajikistan reportedly intends to sell $1 billion in ... See more..
The Sydney Morning Herald 
A Melbourne father of two young children is missing at sea along with two Fijian co-workers after a fishing boat with four people on board sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea. KPMG staffer Praneel Nand was on a fishing trip when the boat capsized in ... See more..
Wollondilly Advertiser 
Locals have helped a Narellan optometrist to provide expert eyecare for people living in remote areas of Papua New Guinea. Specsavers optometrist Theresa Bui said more than 200 pairs of glasses were donated by residents to support the cause. “I would ... See more..
dailytelegraph.com.au 
The terrified men, two employees from accountancy giant KPMG — one of whom is an Australian father-of-three — and two locals, were cast adrift yelling for help in the Gulf of Papua. However, their fight for survival was short-lived in hard winds ... See more..
Amnesty International 
Later this month, Papua New Guinea will go to the polls to elect a new government. The country's seven million people, who are spread across several islands and speak more than 800 languages, form one of the most diverse electorates. Once famed for its ... See more..
Asia Outlook Magazine 
For hundreds of years, the concept of Papua New Guinea becoming a tourism hotspot, let alone a hotbed for international business travellers, was unthinkable, but while large parts of the country retain rituals and traditions oft-associated with ... See more..
The Guardian 
A diver passes behind a Gorgonian fan coral on the reef at Restorf Island in Kimbe Bay, New Britain. The reefs here are some of the richest marine environments on Earth – Kimbe Bay contains half of all the coral species found in the Indo-Pacific region. See more..
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Geography

Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia
Area

Total 462,840 sq km
Land 452,860 sq km
Water 9,980 sq km

Climate

tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation
Natural Resources

gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil, fisheries ;
Natural Hazards

active volcanism; situated along the Pacific "Ring of Fire"; the country is subject to frequent and sometimes severe earthquakes; mud slides; tsunamis

volcanism: severe volcanic activity; Ulawun (elev. 2,334 m), one of Papua New Guinea's potentially most dangerous volcanoes, has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Rabaul (elev. 688 m) destroyed the city of Rabaul in 1937 and 1994; Lamington erupted in 1951 killing 3,000 people; Manam's 2004 eruption forced the island's abandonment; other historically active volcanoes include Bam, Bagana, Garbuna, Karkar, Langila, Lolobau, Long Island, Pago, St. Andrew Strait, Victory, and Waiowa severe volcanic activity; Ulawun (elev. 2,334 m), one of Papua New Guinea's potentially most dangerous volcanoes, has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Rabaul (elev. 688 m) destroyed the city of Rabaul in 1937 and 1994; Lamington erupted in 1951 killing 3,000 people; Manam's 2004 eruption forced the island's abandonment; other historically active volcanoes include Bam, Bagana, Garbuna, Karkar, Langila, Lolobau, Long Island, Pago, St. Andrew Strait, Victory, and Waiowa
Current Environmental Issues

rain forest subject to deforestation as a result of growing commercial demand for tropical timber; pollution from mining projects; severe drought

Demographics

Nationality
Papua New Guinean
Population
6,431,902 (July 2013 est.)
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Papua New Guinea (PNG) is richly endowed with natural resources, but exploitation has been hampered by rugged terrain, land tenure issues, and the high cost of developing infrastructure. The economy has a small formal sector, focused mainly on the export of those natural resources, and an informal sector, employing the majority of the population. Agriculture provides a subsistence livelihood for 85% of the people. Mineral deposits, including copper, gold, and oil, account for nearly two-thirds of export earnings. Natural gas reserves amount to an estimated 155 billion cubic meters. A consortium led by a major American oil company is constructing ...See More a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility that could begin exporting in 2014. As the largest investment project in the country's history, it has the potential to double GDP in the near-term and triple Papua New Guinea's export revenue. An American-owned firm also opened PNG's first oil refinery in 2004 and is building a second LNG production facility. The government faces the challenge of ensuring transparency and accountability for revenues flowing from this and other large LNG projects. In 2011 and 2012, the National Parliament passed legislation that created an offshore Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) to manage government surpluses from mineral, oil, and natural gas projects. In recent years, the government has opened up markets in telecommunications and air transport, making both more affordable to the people. Numerous challenges still face the government of Peter O'NEILL, including providing physical security for foreign investors, regaining investor confidence, restoring integrity to state institutions, promoting economic efficiency by privatizing moribund state institutions, and maintaining good relations with Australia, its former colonial ruler. Other socio-cultural challenges could upend the economy including chronic law and order and land tenure issues. The global financial crisis had little impact because of continued foreign demand for PNG's commodities. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$19.41 billion (2012 est.); $17.79 billion (2011 est.); $16.02 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

7.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 18.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 10.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, cocoa, copra, palm kernels, tea, sugar, rubber, sweet potatoes, fruit, vegetables, vanilla; poultry, pork; shellfish
Industries

copra crushing, palm oil processing, plywood production, wood chip production; mining (gold, silver, and copper); crude oil production, petroleum refining; construction, tourism