Georgetown, Guyana – (October 22, 2016) President David Granger, yesterday, wrapped up his final day of participation at the Conservation International (CI) Annual Board Meeting in Washington D.C., with a presentation, during a session for contributions from attending current and former Heads of State. The President emphasised the message of a holistic approach to environmental management that is couched in science based public policy, education for affected populations and regional and international cooperation to ensure effective outcomes.

Noting that there had been a tendency to focus only on climate change, President Granger told the Board that part of the take away from his participation in the meeting is that Guyana’s comprehensive approach to tackling the complexities of environmental management and protection falls in line with international best practice.

Environmental protection cooperation an obligation, not option  – says President Granger

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Conservation International (CI), Mr. Peter Seligmann has described President David Granger as a visionary and steadfast leader and committed the organisation’s support for his ‘green’ agenda, even as the Guyanese Head of State made the case for ‘green’ economic development and conservation in Guyana.

Stories News 2016 10 19 1President David GrangerGeorgetown, Guyana – (October 19, 2016) President David Granger will be attending the Conservation International (CI) Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. from October 20-21. The Head of State was invited to meet with the Board and top officials of CI, as well as address, along with President Ian Khama of Botswana, an official dinner.

The President will promote Guyana’s push towards the development of a ‘green’ state and make the case for international support for this goal. Having already committed to bringing a further two million hectares of Guyana’s forest under conservation, President Granger is expected to emphasise its central role to the construction of a ‘green’ state, demonstrating how conservation can form the basis of economic growth and human development.

Stories News 2016 10 18 1Attendees at the launch of the WWF-Guianas-North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) Opt-in Readiness Project at Bina Hill, Annai, North Rupununi. (Bram Kloos Photography)

WWF-Guianas and the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB), with funding from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), on Monday , October 17th, 2016, launched their Opt-in Readiness Project in Annai, North Rupununi.

“The project will prepare the nineteen indigenous communities of the North Rupununi to be active participants and beneficiaries of Guyana’s Green Economy,” WWF said in a statement.