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NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY & ACTION PLAN
2012 - 2020

Guyana Upstream Oil and Gas Policy – National Stakeholders Forum

 

Guyana’s principal wealth are the natural resources both inland and offshore along with its forest and the assets therein. The Government have been able to sustainably manage our forests to derive economic benefits for the economy and create livelihood opportunities for our people while at the same time maintaining one of the lowest rates of deforestation in the world. In doing so we have also created a new economic opportunity through avoided deforestation (REDD+) for which Guyana is one of the first countries to be paid. This administration will continue to focus on expanding and diversifying the economy on the basis of rationale use of Guyana’s natural resources. To facilitate this effort, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is established to have responsibilities for forestry, mining, environmental management, wildlife, protected areas, land use planning and coordination, and climate change.

Guyana is known globally for its wealth of natural resources, high levels of biodiversity and for having one of the lowest rates of deforestation in the developing world. The Government of Guyana (GoG) has had a long history of instituting mechanisms for the effective management and conservation of these resources. More recently, with the development of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), the Government made the unprecedented commitment to re-orient Guyana’s economy onto a low-carbon, “green” pathway.

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Message by Hon. Minister Robert M. Persaud, MBA, MP., Minister of Natural Resources and the EnvironmentWildlife Stakeholders’ Forum  on the occasion of World Wildlife Day, 2015, : Today, World Wildlife Day which is celebrated under the theme ‘wildlife crime is serious; let’s get serious about wildlife crime’ is pertinent as it puts the spotlight on illegal trade and exploitation of wildlife.  Also, this occasion provides an opportunity...read more

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Final report on impacts of FDIs in mining industry handed over to Minister Persaud: The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has concluded a study on the impact of investments in the extractive sector, and...readmore

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Participating countries, bodies at Energy Security Summit commit to support Caribbean’s energy systems transformation: The Government of Guyana, represented by Prime Minister Samuel...read more