The Office of Climate Change took its awareness outreach, today, to the Sophia Special School, Dennis Street, Sophia. The awareness programme is a collaborative effort between the Office of Climate Change and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN).

The intention of the programme is to raise awareness among students on climate change and its effects, and the role the students can play in helping to save the environment.

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Guyana will participate in fourth board meeting of Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Project (JCCCP) at the invitation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which will be held in Jamaica from February 1- 2 2017. This was stated by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman today at post Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency.

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The Iwokrama International Centre (IIC) for Rainforest Conservation and Development, with support from the Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Education, recently embarked on a series of climate change awareness workshops in secondary schools along the coast.

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Stories News 2017 01 04 1President David Granger makes a point to Ambassador Mr. Cui Jianchun as Minister Greenidge looks on.Georgetown, Guyana – (January 4, 2016) As Guyana continues to advance towards the development of a ‘green’ economy, President David Granger, this morning, said that the country looks to the People’s Republic of China for cooperation and assistance as that country shares similar sustainable development goals. The President made these remarks at an Accreditation Ceremony at State House, where Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Guyana, Mr. Cui Jianchun presented his Letters of Credence.

China is currently pursuing its thirteenth Five-year Plan (2016-2020), which is aimed at the development of a ‘green’ economy by introducing ‘green’ low-carbon series of industries; expanding sustainable energy sources; extending forest protection and establishing a ‘green’ development fund. President Granger said that the two countries are embarking a common path and as such, they can look to each other for cooperation and support.

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Examining the Green Economy Pathway

Stories News 2016 10 01 6…the role of Interests, Identity and Norms (Part 3- Norms)

IN this final part of the three-part series, the role of key norms and why climate change adaptation financing is not readily available to small developing states (SDSs) will be examined.

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Award of Contract Details

Program: GRT/GF-13172-GY: Institutional Strengthening in Support of Guyana’s LCDS

Activity: Consultancy to develop a Revised National Opt-In Mechanism and conduct Pilot Process

Consultants who submitted proposals:

  1. Development Policy and Management Consultants\
  2. Consortium of Indufor, North America LLC and Sub-Consultants: Winrock International and Local Partners
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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 14, 2016) A team from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), who are currently in Guyana to support the development of the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) in collaboration with the Project Management Office in the Ministry of the Presidency, today, registered their overall satisfaction with the progress of their work and the pace at which Guyana is moving in the pursuit of the ‘green’ agenda.

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Part 2, Section 1: The International Climate Change Financing Regime

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Stories News 2016 11 16 1President David Granger and Head of the Department of the Environment, Ms. Ndibi Schwiers-Ceres in the COP22 VillageMarrakech, 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

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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.

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