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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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Guyana must resolve to have a viable source of renewable energy by 2020-Minister Persaud - as Guyana observes Earth Hour: Natural Resources and Environment  Minister Robert Persaud is hopeful that Guyana’s economy will become green, as more alternative energy sources are utilised in the future. The Minister was at the time...read more

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Following Ministry’s direction GGMC’s Board commences review to improve systems: As a result of numerous reports against the Commission, coupled with the recommendations of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Board of Directors conducted a review of the Management Systems and practices for critical departments/divisions of the Commission...read more

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Guyana’s forests are safe and will always be managed in a sustainable way -President -on Int’l Day of Forests: As Guyana joined the world in observing International Day of Forests and the Tree, Head of State, President Donald Ramotar gave a commitment on his government’s behalf that local forests will remain safe from risky...read more