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 has supported the call for increased climate financing, particularly for adaptation, and based on vulnerabilities of countries and not their economies measured by their Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Head of State made these remarks, during his address at the High Level Session (HLS) of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Morocco.

He said that as a small state, Guyana has made conditional and unconditional commitments to contribute to achieving this goal of reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment.

Stories News 2016 11 16 1President David Granger and Head of the Department of the Environment, Ms. Ndibi Schwiers-Ceres in the COP22 VillageMarrakech, 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

Award of Contract Details

Program: GRT/GF-13172-GY: Institutional Strengthening in Support of Guyana’s LCDS

Activity: Consultancy to develop a Revised National Opt-In Mechanism and conduct Pilot Process

Consultants who submitted proposals:

  1. Development Policy and Management Consultants\
  2. Consortium of Indufor, North America LLC and Sub-Consultants: Winrock International and Local Partners