Georgetown, Guyana – (February 1, 2017) President David Granger, today, said that as Guyana moves closer to fully implementing its ‘Green’ Economy Action Plan, it will look to the Swiss Confederation for its support, guidance and expertise in this field. The President was at the time speaking at the Accreditation Ceremony for the new non-resident Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Guyana, Mr. Didier Chassot, which was held at State House. Ambassador Chassot will be based in Venezuela.
Georgetown, Guyana – (January 18, 2017) Germany's Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Lutz Hermann Gorgens, today, said that Guyana is a standard bearer for the Caribbean community as the country continues to make headway in the pursuit of the development of a ‘green’ economy and the sustainable management of its resources in the fight against the climate change and global warming phenomena.
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.
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.
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.
Georgetown, Guyana – (December 6, 2016) President David Granger, this evening, outlined three critical partnership areas for Guyana in support of climate financing in the international fight against the effects of climate change. These are improved coastal zone management, better drainage and water storage and supply systems and more modern hydro-meteorological services to improve weather forecasting. The Head of State made these remarks at concert organised by the European Union (EU) to mark the ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It was held at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston.
Georgetown, Guyana – (November 26, 2016) President David Granger, today, reiterated that his administration is committed to moving Guyana closer towards full renewable energy by 2025 and lauded Demerara Bank Limited (DBL) for leading the charge towards the development of a ‘green’ state. The Head of State made these remarks at the launch of the Bank’s solar powered Head Office and Corporate Banking Branch on Camp Street.
DBL accomplished this at the relatively low cost of about $27.5 million, which it will recoup in about three years, as its monthly electricity bill prior to the transition was between $1.4 and $1.5 million per month, and will now offer a special eight percent interest rate for companies and businesses interested in installing similar technology.
Marrakech, Morocco – (November 16, 2016) The ‘green’ state development agenda, which is being advanced by the Government of Guyana, presents opportunities for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to invest in eco-tourism and climate resilient agriculture and access opportunities for education and research in bio-diversity. This view was, today, advanced by President David Granger, during a meeting with Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque 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.
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
Marrakesh, Morocco – (November 17, 2016) President David Granger said today, following a meeting with the Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme, Mr. Erik Solheim that the engagement has served to intensify the agency’s relationship with Guyana and concretises the commitments have already been made.