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Guyana is crafting a national climate change policy with assistance from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Head of the Office of Climate Change, Janelle Christian, said the policy will ensure that there is collective action to mainstream climate change mitigation efforts across all sectors. Christian explained that her office has been in discussions with the CDB for several months, on the policy.

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The “Green Bartica Town Plan” is moving apace with the Office of Climate change making huge contributions towards the project.

Gifford Marshall, Mayor of Bartica said that the Three Miles Secondary School is the latest beneficiary of renewable energy as the region continues its green journey. The Mayor added that this was made possible through support from the Office of Climate Change.

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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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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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A Guyana delegation will participate at the Twenty-Second session of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP 22 will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 7-18, 2016.

Speaking with the media today, at a post cabinet press conference, Minster of State, Joseph Harmon, said that the conference is expected to be an important step in implementing the Paris agreement which was adopted at Cop 21 last year. Harmon added that 81 parties representing 60 percent of global emissions have ratified the Paris agreement so far.

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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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Stories News 2015 04 09 1As the administration continues to work towards addressing the issue of climate change, the Office of Climate Change (OCC) today commenced a two-day workshop to engage stakeholders in discussions on the issue.The event which is being held at the Regency Hotel, Hadfield Street, Georgetown, targets members of various organisations to which climate change poses a direct threat.

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Stories News 2015 02 25 1As government continues on its voyage to promote economic growth while combating climate change, residents of various communities in Region Five were, on February 18, educated on the country’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), as the Office of Climate Change (OCC) conducted an awareness session at the Regional Democratic Council building in Fort Wellington.

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Stories News 2015 01 29 1As government continues on its voyage to address climate change while promoting economic development, residents of various communities in Region Seven, were on January 26 educated on climate change and the country’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), as the Office of Climate Change (OCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs took its awareness sessions to the region.

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