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.
WWF Guyana has been organizing the Earth Hour climate change awareness event for quite a few years. And what begun as a small gathering of people, has now become a big event, capable of rallying institutions, international organizations, business and a wide array of partners around the topic of climate change.
This year’s Earth Hour in Guyana is managed and organized by WWF Guianas – Guyana Office, in close collaboration with a series of partners: Caribbean Youth Environment Network in Guyana, Protected Areas Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Education, Office of Climate Change,
Yasmin Bowman is the Communications Specialist at the Office of Climate Change.
Earth Hour is a global grassroots initiative which takes place annually at the end of March about spreading awareness on environmental issues in our global and local communities.
AS the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guyana prepares to observe Earth Hour, the call has been sounded for unity in change. Guyana is prompted to take personal actions to save the country from the destructive threats posed by global warming.
According to WWF-Guyana Communications Consultant Lennox Cornette, Guyana celebrates Earth Hour with an educational and entertaining programme which begins at 7:00hrs today with an Earth Hour Run from the Jubilee Stadium at Durban Park to the National Park.
Guyana is crafting a national climate change policy with assistance from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
Head of the Office of Climate Change, Janelle Christian, said the policy will ensure that there is collective action to mainstream climate change mitigation efforts across all sectors. Christian explained that her office has been in discussions with the CDB for several months, on the policy.
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.
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.
Georgetown, Guyana – (December 23, 2016) Guyana’s long term energy plan for the transition to the increased use of renewable energy is expected to be presented to Cabinet by mid-January. Minister of Public Infrastructure, Mr. David Patterson, in an invited comment, earlier today, said that “final touches are being made to the draft document” and once Cabinet has had their input, it will be released to the wider public. He also noted that the Government is committed to exploring all avenues for the development of renewable energy in keeping with its ‘green’ development agenda.
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.