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Stories News 2016 10 01 6

 

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

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UNDER the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the two responses to climate change identified are mitigation of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), and enhancing sinks and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

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Georgetown, Guyana – (April 5, 2016) The Office of Climate Change (OCC) intensified its efforts, over the Easter weekend, to transition Bartica, Region Seven into a thriving green locale.

The OCC capitalised on the occasion of the Bartica Regatta to step-up its engagements with residents and visitors alike, providing pertinent information on initiatives to foster a green economy and informing them about their roles and responsibilities as citizens of a green town.

A team from the OCC, which included Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Rear Admiral (ret'd) Gary Best, was able to cover a lot of ground. An information booth was set up where residents were able to collect brochures and other paraphernalia on a green economy and where they were updated on the transitioning process.

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The Bartica Secondary School and Three Mile Secondary School proposed and opposed, respectively, the moot, "Waste separation should be done at home.” Three Miles Secondary School emerged victorious, with Oshea Mingo being adjudged the best speaker.

The following day, students from the St. Anthony’s, St. John the Baptist, Two Miles and Agatash primary schools took part in the Green Spelling Bee contest. Of the four schools, students from the St. Anthony’s Primary copped the first, second and third places.

Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Rear Admiral (ret’d) Gary Best said that, “the effort behind this is to ensure that at least at the level of the students at the primary and secondary levels should become more familiar with the term ‘greening’ and with the activities surrounding the greening of Bartica.”

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Georgetown, Guyana – (April 28, 2016) Mr. Remi Rijs, an International Consultant attached to the Global Environment Facility (GEF), today, paid a courtesy call on Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon at his Ministry of the Presidency office.

Minister Harmon is the political focal point (PFP) to the GEF. That facility has responsibility for the GEF 6 (Guyana STAR) Project, which is aimed at assisting Guyana in meeting its Climate Change obligations under the United Nations Convention on Climate Change.

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