Georgetown, Guyana – (December 23, 2016) Guyana’s long term energy plan for the transition to the increased use of renewable energy is expected to be presented to Cabinet by mid-January. Minister of Public Infrastructure, Mr. David Patterson, in an invited comment, earlier today, said that “final touches are being made to the draft document” and once Cabinet has had their input, it will be released to the wider public. He also noted that the Government is committed to exploring all avenues for the development of renewable energy in keeping with its ‘green’ development agenda.
Georgetown, Guyana – (December 14, 2016) President David Granger, this evening, said that as Guyana pursues the achievement of a ‘green’ state, the country looks forward to the continued support of the Government and people of Japan as a strong partner in its climate change and sustainable development initiatives.
Marrakech, Morocco – (November 16, 2016) President David Granger, today, met with Minister of Climate and Environment, Mr. Vidar Helgesen on the sidelines of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Morocco. The President was accompanied at the meeting by Minister of Finance, Mr. Winston Jordan
President David Granger of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen of the Kingdom of Norway met yesterday on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Convention in Marrakesh, Morocco, for a very constructive dialogue on the way forward for their forest and climate partnership.
The Cooperative Republic of Guyana demonstrated its commitment to the Paris Agreement by becoming the seventeenth state to deposit its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, to the United Nations.
That Agreement was aimed at limiting the emission of greenhouse gases. It represented a collective global effort to safeguard the environment and secure a better life for future generations. Guyana, a small Caribbean state, has been playing a big role in mitigating the effects of climate change. We have demonstrated how small states could contribute to solving major global concerns, particularly those relating to the environment.
Marrakech, Morocco – (November 16, 2016) President David Granger has supported the call for increased climate financing, particularly for adaptation, and based on vulnerabilities of countries and not their economies measured by their Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Head of State made these remarks, during his address at the High Level Session (HLS) of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Morocco.
He said that as a small state, Guyana has made conditional and unconditional commitments to contribute to achieving this goal of reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment.
Marrakesh, Morocco – (November 14, 2016) President David Granger has described Guyana’s ‘green state’ policy as central to the long term development of the country, following a briefing meeting with the technical team attending the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco. The President, who arrived, today, was invited by the King of Morocco, His Majesty Mohammed VI to attend the Joint High Level Segment (HLS) of COP22 on November 15, 2016.
Eager to share their culture and learn all about what Guyana has to offer, nine Peace Corps trainees on Monday received their pins and certificates, and are now ready to take up their posts.
The 29th batch of Peace Corps volunteers was sworn-in before United States Ambassador Perry Holloway at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown.
The nine new volunteers, the first cohort of Peace Corps to focus on environmental education and natural resource management, arrived in Guyana on September 2 and have since undergone some 10 weeks of pre-service training at Laluni on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, developing skills to enable them to function effectively in the project areas of youth, environment, education, leadership, and community-based natural resource management.
Georgetown, Guyana ( June 10, 2016) – A delegation led by Minister of Natural Resources, Honourable Raphael Trotman heads to the Kingdom of Norway to attend the Oslo REDD Exchange 2016. The forum which is being held from June 14-15, 2016 will bring together high level representatives from around the world to exchange ideas, experiences and perspectives on how best to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) to protect tropical forests. During the visit the team will also meet with Minister of Climate and Environment, Honourable Vidar Helgesen to discuss the Guyana/ Norway partnership, examine renewable project opportunities and explore avenues of support for the development of Guyana’s oil and gas sector. Minister Trotman will be accompanied by Chairman of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) Ms. Jocelyn Dow and Head of Planning and Development Ms. Pradeepa Bholanath, Technical Officer of the Ministry of Natural Resources Ms. Teresa Gaime and Head of the Project Management Office (PMO) at Ministry of the Presidency, Mr. Marlon Bristol.