Papua New Guinea

Carbon Projects

Hop2it has contracted to deliver over 5 million hectares of Carbon Abatement Projects across 40 local umbrella land owner corporations, representing up to 1,000 individual land owner groups.

We have a number of these new projects prepared for submission with the CCDA adhering to the UNFCCC REDD+ framework, all in preparedness for the lifting of the moratorium currently in place, anticipating these projects to reach revenue in Q2 2023.

Carbon Moratorium To Develop A Stronger Legal Framework

Papua New Guinea’s Environment Minister has imposed a temporary moratorium on new voluntary carbon credit schemes to give the government time to create a regulatory framework for future and existing carbon projects.

Wera Mori imposed the moratorium on Voluntary Carbon Standards (VCS) with immediate effect on March 2, 2022, temporarily pausing all new carbon project proposals. According to a Ministry press statement, the temporary moratorium “will be in place to ensure a proper stock take and audit of existing voluntary projects are accounted for.”

About Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a country with significant natural vegetation. Over the years tree felling and logging on an industrial scale has forged the need to preserve these natural assets. We work with local landowner partners who are motivated not to allow tree felling, but now farm and harvest Papua New Guinea Carbon Credit Units.

Deforestation Avoidance Programs

Deforestation or forest clearance in PNG is the removal of a forest or stand of trees from land that is then converted to non-forest use. Deforestation can involve conversion of forest land to farms, or urban use. Hop2it avoids deforestation by the farming of Carbon Credits.

Afforestation & Reforestation

Afforestation is when new trees are planted or seeds are sown in an area where there were no trees before, creating a new forest. Reforestation is the process of planting trees in a forest where the number of trees has been decreasing. Hop2it undertakes both processes.

Human Induced Carbon

CO2 can also be emitted from direct human-induced impacts on forestry and other land use, such as through deforestation, land clearing for agriculture, and degradation of soils. Hop2it works to remove CO2 from the atmosphere through reforestation.

Our Local Partners & Government Officials


30 Carbon Projects

47,514,087 tonnes Sequestered to PNG Carbon Crediits

Hop2it Manages Projects Directly With Papua New Guinea Customary People

This new industry for the first time brings transparency and accountability to projects and puts the majority of control into Villagers hands for their betterment.

Hop2it Makes A Real Difference

For years foreigners have raided the Papua New Guinean forests, logging them with no regard to the long term damage, just their short term gain. The PNG Government has realised the issues around the destruction of their great land and implemented many new measures and initiatives to protect their beautiful country.

In 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, at COP26, Papua New Guinea signed up to the Indo-Pacific Carbon Offset Scheme for Carbon Credits looking towards net zero emissions by 2050.

Deforestation Avoidance Programs

Papua New Guinea sustains the third-largest tract of intact rainforest on the planet — and has become the latest global deforestation nightmare. PNG lost 524,500 hectares of forest in two years and Hop2it is helping to reverse this process with logging avoidance programs.

Afforestation & Reforestation

Reforestation and afforestation, although different acts are essentially the same. Reforestation is the restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted — usually through deforestation. Afforestation, is the planting of forest on previously un-wooded areas.

Community Infrastructure

During the recent Corvid 19 Pandemic, PNG ran out of beds in their hospitals and community infrastructure was push to its limits. By the PNG realising new income from Carbon Credit Unit sales, PNG communities will benifit. Hop2it is working with local communities to achieve this end.

Future Generations

Papua New Guinea’s future, like every country, is directly linked to its children’s education which cost billions of dollars annually. Primary school attendance is at 63.4 percent for boys and 56.5 percent for girls. Hop2it is assisting the PNG Government to realise such funding through carbon abatement projects.

A Pacific Nation With A Green Future

Papua New Guinea has had a long history of being used as a supply depot for western and other countries seeking lumber and other natural resources. This century the PNG Government has partnered with other Pacifica nations and is realising its sovereignty by enforcing signing to the COP26 accord and moving to emission compliance and a zero-carbon target by 2050.

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