Information
  • Lead-organizer: Guyana
  • 11:00 - 12:30
  • Date: 20 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-E

Achieving sustainability through low carbon development ? The Guyana story

Organizing partners

Government of Guyana.

Introduction

Guyana proposes to convene a Side Event to showcase its initiatives towards sustainable development with focus on Guyana?s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and the execution of its Interim REDD+ Partnership with Norway.

Detailed programme

Theme : ?Achieving sustainability through low carbon development ? The Guyana story?

Guyana proposes to convene a Side Event to showcase its initiatives towards sustainable development with focus on Guyana?s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and the execution of its Interim REDD+ Partnership with Norway. This partnership is the second biggest Interim REDD+ agreement in the world, and was deliberately designed by the two Governments to provide the world with a scaleable, replicable model. The Side Event will showcase Guyana?s steps towards conceptualizing the Strategy, the national stakeholder engagement process, the mechanisms for measuring performance-based payments and work done on MRV System, the innovative financing model and the arrangements to ensure internationally acceptable fiduciary, social and environmental safeguards, and the implementation of projects that will improve and diversity the national and local economy and reduce pressures of forests.

Speakers/Presenters

President Donald Ramotar
Former President Bharrat Jagdeo
Minister Erik Solheim or other representative from Norway


Potential contribution to the UNSCD
The Side Event is timely, taking into consideration the theme of the conference ?a green economy in the context of sustainable development? as Guyana is one of few countries that have taken concrete steps towards moving to a green economy with a national strategy that is under implementation.
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