The firm advises on REDD / REDD+ matters, carbon sequestration, crop substitution, sustainability and forest protection matters.
These are emerging issues which are in a considerable state of flux. The firm has frequent dialogue with the environment regulator and international advisors assisting the Independent State of Papua New Guinea find its way through these issues.
The Papua New Guinea Oil Palm industry operates in accordance with the standards set by the Round Table on Sustainable Production. The SA8000 sustainability standard is not in wide use, although most Papua New Guinea businesses who comply with the general law of Papua New Guinea would be in compliance with or exceed SA8000.
In the more traditional areas of environment practice, the firm advises corporate clients on access to water, marine and air waste discharge and environmental compliance matters.