Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby is a coastal hilly city located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, on the South Eastern coast of the island of New Guinea. Port Moresby is the largest urban center in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and forms the National Capital District.
Port Moresby is considered to be at risk and is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels along the coast have affected the low lying areas, causing, erosion, flooding and inundation. The city is at risk of extreme seasonal rainfall and flooding, and is occasionally hit by tropical cyclones.