Georgetown, Guyana – (March 26, 2017) The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guyana Office in collaboration with the Office of Climate Change of the Ministry of the Presidency, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and several other organisations, last evening, observed Earth Hour 2017 with a special Lights Out Concert at the National Park.
WWF Guyana has been organizing the Earth Hour climate change awareness event for quite a few years. And what begun as a small gathering of people, has now become a big event, capable of rallying institutions, international organizations, business and a wide array of partners around the topic of climate change.
This year’s Earth Hour in Guyana is managed and organized by WWF Guianas – Guyana Office, in close collaboration with a series of partners: Caribbean Youth Environment Network in Guyana, Protected Areas Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Education, Office of Climate Change,
AS the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guyana prepares to observe Earth Hour, the call has been sounded for unity in change. Guyana is prompted to take personal actions to save the country from the destructive threats posed by global warming.
According to WWF-Guyana Communications Consultant Lennox Cornette, Guyana celebrates Earth Hour with an educational and entertaining programme which begins at 7:00hrs today with an Earth Hour Run from the Jubilee Stadium at Durban Park to the National Park.
By the WWF Guyana Office
Last December, culminating 20 years of negotiations, 197 countries gathered in Paris (France) and finally delivered a joint and universal climate agreement. The objective of what is now known worldwide as “The Paris Agreement”, is for all signatory countries to work together to limit global temperature rise and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Just a few weeks ago, on November 4th, that agreement entered into force and became the “law of the planet,” as Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF International’s Climate & Energy Practice said.
Georgetown, Guyana – (December 23, 2015)The Guyana delegation to the 21st Conference of Parties (cop21) or the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference, held earlier this month in Paris, attained its agenda, including its main objective to secure a legally binding agreement to protect vulnerable states from the adverse effects of climate change.
The delegation which was headed by Mr. Raphael Trotman, Minister of Governance; and Minister of Finance, Mr.Winston Jordan; also included Mr. George Talbot, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations, Mr. Andrew Bishop, Chief Negotiator, Ministry of the Presidency; Mr. Troy Torrington, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations; Negotiator, Ms. Kandila Ramotar – Climate Change Officer and Negotiator, Ms. Michelle Kalamandeen – Biologist and Civil Society Representative, Ms. Jocelyn Dow – Civil Society Representative, Mr. Stefan Rickford Knights – Student and Youth Representative and Ms. Teresa Gaime – Technical Officer, Department of Natural Resources..