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.
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.
The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (F.A.O) on Sunday held their annual World Food Day Exhibition and Fair at the Mahaicony Community Canter Ground, Mahaicony. Recognizing that one of the biggest issues with food security is climate change, World Food Day 2016 was celebrated under the theme “Climate is changing: Food and Agriculture must too.”
Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder, while delivering remarks spoke of the importance of chartering a new agricultural trajectory in keeping with ever changing climatic conditions. “FAO has stated very clearly in its theme this year that one of the biggest issues related to food security is climate change, and has called for 2016 to be a year for action. If we, as a global village, must achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, the impacts of climate change must be addressed.”
Over 55 Parties covering More Than 55 per cent of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Ratify the Paris Climate Change Agreement
New York/ Bonn, 5 October 2016—The UN’s top climate official today praised nations across the globe for acting swiftly to bring the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement into force.
“This is a truly historic moment for people everywhere. The two key thresholds needed for the Paris Climate Change Agreement to become legal reality have now been met,” said Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The president of Guyana wants to turn his country into one of the world's most environmentally progressive countries by preserving vast swaths of tropical rain forest -- if rich nations pay for it.To help prevent climate change, Bharrat Jagdeo told Reuters in an interview, he could keep intact some 37 million acres (15 million hectares) of mostly untouched rain forest in the South American country by being paid an annual fee of up to $580 million .