Georgetown, Guyana – (March 22, 2017) Three students of the E.R. Burrowes School of Art were declared first, second and third place winners of the Office of Climate Change’s (OCC) Logo and Tagline Competition. They are Mr. Dillon Craig, who won the first place prize of $150,000, Ms. Herschelle Pellew the second place winner, who bagged $75,000 and Mr. Ransford Simon received $50,000 coming in at third place. The winners were presented with their cheques today at a simple ceremony at the school.

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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.

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Stories News 2017 03 15 1Earth HourYasmin 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.

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The Office of Climate Change took its awareness outreach, today, to the Sophia Special School, Dennis Street, Sophia. The awareness programme is a collaborative effort between the Office of Climate Change and the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN).

The intention of the programme is to raise awareness among students on climate change and its effects, and the role the students can play in helping to save the environment.

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Guyana is among 10 countries that will be benefitting from a climate change adaptation programme that will be funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The agency, in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is financing the programme that seeks to tackle climate change challenges in Eastern and Southern Caribbean countries.

Head of the Office of Climate Change, Janelle Christian told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that in January, consultation meetings were hosted to discuss the way forward for Guyana with agencies from the agricultural sector, development partners, Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

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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.

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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.

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Guyana will participate in fourth board meeting of Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Project (JCCCP) at the invitation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which will be held in Jamaica from February 1- 2 2017. This was stated by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman today at post Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency.

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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 14, 2016) A team from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), who are currently in Guyana to support the development of the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) in collaboration with the Project Management Office in the Ministry of the Presidency, today, registered their overall satisfaction with the progress of their work and the pace at which Guyana is moving in the pursuit of the ‘green’ agenda.

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A Guyana delegation will participate at the Twenty-Second session of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP 22 will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 7-18, 2016.

Speaking with the media today, at a post cabinet press conference, Minster of State, Joseph Harmon, said that the conference is expected to be an important step in implementing the Paris agreement which was adopted at Cop 21 last year. Harmon added that 81 parties representing 60 percent of global emissions have ratified the Paris agreement so far.

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