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02 February 2012

GRIF funds disbursement awaiting agreement on projects

THE Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) will not be available for disbursal until the Government of Guyana and its partners -- the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) --

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7 February 2012

A big day for our Wapichan people

The 7th February 2012 is a very important date for the communities of the Wapichan people of the South Rupununi  in Guyana: on this date, we will present to the national and international communities a m

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Better Forest Data Lends Confidence to Carbon Markets

A study published in Nature Climate Change this week measured both the biomass of different types of tropical forests and the emissions lost via deforestation, providing more accurate data than was previously

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January 16, 2012

‘The rule of law? – not in the forest sector of Guyana’

In November 2009, the Government of Guyana signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Norway that provides for Guyana to demonstrate transparency and improved governance in the forest sector.  The associated Joint Concept Note was revised in March 2011.  The required REDD-plus Governance Developme

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Hats Off to Guyana's Outgoing President Jagdeo, a Forest Champion

The Kansas-sized country of Guyana, formerly known as British Guiana and the only English-speaking nation in South America, held elections on November 28, 2011, and voted in a new president, Donald Ramotar.

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12 January 2012

Fip Motilall's Amaila Falls access road contract quashed

Government on Thursday announced that it has terminated the US$15.4M contract held by Fip Motilall for the construction of the Amaila Falls access road and transmission line clearing project.

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03 January 2012

National approach to LCDS will create opportunities for citizens

Guyana will continue to embrace a national approach regarding the Low Carbon Development Strategy so that all can be involved and become beneficiaries of the green economic imitative.

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01 January 2012

More value for money, root-out corruption in 2012 – President in New Year’s message

President Donald Ramotar pledged that in the New Year his government will work resolutely on a developmental agenda that guarantees value for money in the delivery of public goods and services and to bring an end to corruption.

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December 23, 2011

Guyana banks on Ramotar administration to draw down on Norway Funds

Spearheaded by Former Head-of-State Bharrat Jagdeo, and after much ranting and raving on his part, the Guyana Government is still to spend a dime of the money from the Kingdom of Norway under a Memorandum of Understand signed in 2008.
Two tranches from the US$250M promised to Guyana and payable over a five year period have been placed in a Bank Account but Guyana is still unable to spend the money until Norway is satisfied with the checks and balances are in place to ensure satisfactory transparency and accountability.

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19 Dec 2011

Guyana forest carbon plan struggles to get off paper

(Reuters) - After decades of depending on bauxite, timber and gold for revenue, Guyana proposed five years ago that wealthy foreigners pay it to protect its tropical South American rainforests.


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by Dr. Radut