Georgetown, Guyana – (March 18, 2017) The Office of Climate Change (OCC), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency, in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), yesterday, visited three schools in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) to continue its countrywide Climate Change sessions, which are aimed at educating students on the effects of the global phenomenon and Guyana’s pursuit of a ‘green’ agenda.
Georgetown, Guyana – (February 1, 2017) President David Granger, today, said that as Guyana moves closer to fully implementing its ‘Green’ Economy Action Plan, it will look to the Swiss Confederation for its support, guidance and expertise in this field. The President was at the time speaking at the Accreditation Ceremony for the new non-resident Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Guyana, Mr. Didier Chassot, which was held at State House. Ambassador Chassot will be based in Venezuela.
The “Green Bartica Town Plan” is moving apace with the Office of Climate change making huge contributions towards the project.
Gifford Marshall, Mayor of Bartica said that the Three Miles Secondary School is the latest beneficiary of renewable energy as the region continues its green journey. The Mayor added that this was made possible through support from the Office of Climate Change.
Georgetown, Guyana – (January 18, 2017) Germany's Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Lutz Hermann Gorgens, today, said that Guyana is a standard bearer for the Caribbean community as the country continues to make headway in the pursuit of the development of a ‘green’ economy and the sustainable management of its resources in the fight against the climate change and global warming phenomena.
Georgetown, Guyana – (January 4, 2016) As Guyana continues to advance towards the development of a ‘green’ economy, President David Granger, this morning, said that the country looks to the People’s Republic of China for cooperation and assistance as that country shares similar sustainable development goals. The President made these remarks at an Accreditation Ceremony at State House, where Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Guyana, Mr. Cui Jianchun presented his Letters of Credence.
China is currently pursuing its thirteenth Five-year Plan (2016-2020), which is aimed at the development of a ‘green’ economy by introducing ‘green’ low-carbon series of industries; expanding sustainable energy sources; extending forest protection and establishing a ‘green’ development fund. President Granger said that the two countries are embarking a common path and as such, they can look to each other for cooperation and support.
…the role of Interests, Identity and Norms (Part 3- Norms)
IN this final part of the three-part series, the role of key norms and why climate change adaptation financing is not readily available to small developing states (SDSs) will be examined.
Georgetown, Guyana – (December 14, 2016) President David Granger, this evening, said that as Guyana pursues the achievement of a ‘green’ state, the country looks forward to the continued support of the Government and people of Japan as a strong partner in its climate change and sustainable development initiatives.
Georgetown, Guyana – (November 26, 2016) President David Granger, today, reiterated that his administration is committed to moving Guyana closer towards full renewable energy by 2025 and lauded Demerara Bank Limited (DBL) for leading the charge towards the development of a ‘green’ state. The Head of State made these remarks at the launch of the Bank’s solar powered Head Office and Corporate Banking Branch on Camp Street.
DBL accomplished this at the relatively low cost of about $27.5 million, which it will recoup in about three years, as its monthly electricity bill prior to the transition was between $1.4 and $1.5 million per month, and will now offer a special eight percent interest rate for companies and businesses interested in installing similar technology.
Marrakech, Morocco – (November 16, 2016) The ‘green’ state development agenda, which is being advanced by the Government of Guyana, presents opportunities for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to invest in eco-tourism and climate resilient agriculture and access opportunities for education and research in bio-diversity. This view was, today, advanced by President David Granger, during a meeting with Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on the sidelines of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Morocco.
Marrakesh, Morocco – (November 14, 2016) President David Granger has described Guyana’s ‘green state’ policy as central to the long term development of the country, following a briefing meeting with the technical team attending the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco. The President, who arrived, today, was invited by the King of Morocco, His Majesty Mohammed VI to attend the Joint High Level Segment (HLS) of COP22 on November 15, 2016.