In the late 1980s an initiative called “Greening Port Moresby” was run by the National Capital Interim District Commission, the provincial government for the capital city of Papua New Guinea. It was run by the Parks, Gardens and Sports Branch. Certificates were printed with the intention of enrolling members of the public, to increase their awareness of the need to plant trees and flowers, reduce rubbish and minimise burning of the grasslands around the city. No register was kept and the initiative did not gain much traction.