REDD+ Consultation and Outreach 2015
From April to June 2015, the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) initiated another phase of national REDD+ outreach activities. The primary focus of these workshops was to inform stakeholders on the status of REDD+ implementation with a view to building stakeholders’ knowledge and capacity to engage in further dialogue on REDD+. This report provides information on the approach used in designing and delivering the workshops as well as the recommendations and inputs garnered from stakeholders.
This project was implemented under the MRVS Year 4 Support, through the Guyana Norway MoU; with Conservation International, Guyana being the GFC’s implementation partner, in the capacity of technical/financial manager…Click here for more information
Stakeholder Outreach Report 2014
During the past five years, REDD+ has emerged as a promising instrument for mitigating climate change by compensating tropical countries for preserving their standing forests. REDD+ is perceived as an efficient way to mitigate climate change and as a strategic option for fostering adaptation activities (‘co-benefits’) in developing countries such as Guyana. Indeed, the adoption of REDD+ is recognised as an important and necessary milestone. The introduction of benefits from REDD+ will influence the cultural, environmental and economic values that local communities and other stakeholders attach to forests. For this reason, it is argued that local participation must play a key role in the development and design of benefit-sharing mechanisms.
Therefore, effective communication on all aspects of climate change policy is essential to gain public support and thus reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Article 6 of the UNFCCC highlights the importance of climate change communication to the general public and of engaging stakeholders on related issues…Click here for more information
Stakeholder Outreach Final Report 2013
As one of the largest remaining blocks of primary tropical forest on Earth, the Guiana Shield Eco-Region play a critical role in mitigating climate change. The Eco-Region contains the highest percent of primary forest cover, with over 90% intact tropical forest. It also encompasses the lowest human population density of any major tropical area. Guyana’s forest covers approximately 85% of the country, containing over 5 Gt CO2 in above ground biomass, and is estimated at 18.39 million hectares (Guyana MRVS Interim Measures Report, March 16, 2011). Guyana has expressed a commitment to contribute to addressing the second most important source of carbon dioxide emissions world-wide coming from deforestation and forest degradation, estimated at approximately 18% of global emissions.
The Government of Guyana (GoG) has embarked on a national programme that aims to protect and maintain its forests in an effort to reduce global carbon emissions and at the same time attract resources to foster growth and development along a low carbon emissions path. Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) sets out a vision through which economic development and climate change mitigation will be enabled through the generation of payments for forest services in a mechanism of sustainable utilization and development. The result is intended to transform Guyana’s economy whilst combating climate change…Click here for more information