LCDS History

Key Milestones

Projects

Phase 1
2009

Low Carbon Development Strategy

The LCDS is a framework intended to map the path of a new growth trajectory in a non-polluting way.

 

read: Low Carbon Development Strategy – May 2010

2009

Joint Concept Note

The framework for taking the Norway-Guyana cooperation forward to enable the acceleration of Guyana’s REDD-plus efforts, based on the results of which Norway will start providing financial support.

 

read: Joint Concept Note

2009

Memorandum of Understanding on REDD+ cooperation between Guyana and Norway

Overarching framework regarding issues related to the fight against climate change, in particular those concerning reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD-plus), the protection of biodiversity, and enhancement of sustainable, low carbon development.

read: MOU

2009
2010

GRIF Administration Agreement

The terms of the multi-contributor trust fund between the Trustee and the Contributor established for the financing of activities undertaken as part of the Government of Guyana’s LCDS.

 

read: GRIF_Administration_Agreement_Compressed

2010
2011

GRIF Operational Manual

The operating principles, guidelines and procedures for the day-to-day operations of the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund.

 

read: GRIF Operational Manual Version 1.0

2011
Project Implementations

Project Implementations

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2012

Amerindian Development Fund Phase 1

The Amerindian Development Fund was established to provide funding to support the socio-economic development of Amerindian communities and villages, through the implementation of their Community Development Plans.

 

read: https://guyanareddfund.org/index.php/grif-projects/amerindian-development-fund

 

2012

Institutional Strengthening

This project enhanced the national institutional capacity in Guyana to address the impacts of climate change through the effective implementation of the LCDS, and assisted Guyana in meeting its commitments under interim REDD+ sustainable forest management partnerships.

 

read: https://guyanareddfund.org/index.php/grif-projects/institutional-strengthening

2013
2013
2013

Micro and Small Enterprise Development

This project addressed two of the major bottlenecks that constrained the development of Micro and Small Enterprise Development and the ability of vulnerable groups to build alternative livelihoods in Guyana, which were: i) limited access to finance and ii) limited technical and business skills.

 

read: https://guyanareddfund.org/index.php/grif-projects/small-and-micro-enterprise-development 

2013

Amerindian Land Titling

This project seeks to enable Amerindians to secure their lands and natural resources with a view towards sustainable social and economic development.

 

read: https://guyanareddfund.org/index.php/grif-projects/amerindian-land-titling

2015

Cunha Canal Rehabilitation

This project involved the widening of the canal, the rehabilitation of the former outlet structure, rerouting the canal to re-establish its original alignment and construction of a bridge on the East Bank of Demerara Public Road where the canal intercepts the road.

 

read: https://guyanareddfund.org/index.php/grif-projects/cunha-canal

2014

Amerindian Development Fund Phase 2

The Amerindian Development Fund was established to provide funding to support the socio-economic development of Amerindian communities and villages, through the implementation of their Community Development Plans.

 

read: https://guyanareddfund.org/index.php/grif-projects/amerindian-development-fund

2017

ICT Access and e-Services, for Hinterland, Poor, and Remote Communities

The objective of this project is to provide Information & Communications Technology (ICT) access and electronic services to hinterland, poor and remote communities throughout Guyana.

 

read: https://guyanareddfund.org/index.php/grif-projects/ict-access-and-e-services

2017

Sustainable Land Use Development and Management

ongoing The project aims to engender productive use of especially deforested and degraded lands by transforming current land management practices in Guyana to ensure sustainability in land management systems and streamline provision of land services to land-users and decision-makers, to foster long-term economic, social and environmental development in the country.

 

read: https://guyanareddfund.org/index.php/grif-projects/sustainable-land-management-and-development 

2017

Knowledge and Capacity Development for Inclusive Green Development Transition in Guyana

This project responded and articulated the increasing demand for methodological and analytical support for the development of a long-term platform by illustrating strategies and the necessary policies that ensured the enabling conditions for Guyana’s transition to a green economy, and achieving the ultimate goal of sustainable development.

 

read: https://guyanareddfund.org/index.php/grif-projects/guyana-green-state-development-strategy

2021
Phase 2
October 2021

Low Carbon Development Strategy 2030 (Draft)

This draft of the LCDS is the basis for a national consultation to gather input and ideas from all Guyanese.

October 2021 to July 2022

LCDS consultation

The draft LCDS would be under public consultation:

  • E-consultation on this website
  • Consultation with civil society, private sector and other organizations (meetings hold between January and March 2022)
  • Consultation with Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee (MSSC)

 

Read the summary the MSSC meetings:

  1. Read Summary of Meeting of MSSC held on 14th Feb 2022 Final
  2. Read Summary of Meeting of MSSC held on 28 March 2022 Final 
  3. Read Summary of Meeting of MSSC held on 6 June 2022
  4. Read Summary of Meeting of MSSC held on 18 July 2022
  5. Read Summary of Meeting held on 21st October, 2022
2022
2022
2022
March 2022 - June 2022
July 2022
July 2022
August 2022

Total Amount Available for Investment in LCDS: USD $220,800,000

Total Financing Received from Norway: USD $212,597,518

Investment Income: USD $8,300,000