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 – (December 6, 2016) President David Granger, this evening, outlined three critical partnership areas for Guyana in support of climate financing in the international fight against the effects of climate change. These are improved coastal zone management, better drainage and water storage and supply systems and more modern hydro-meteorological services to improve weather forecasting. The Head of State made these remarks at concert organised by the European Union (EU) to mark the ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It was held at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston.
By the WWF Guyana Office
Last December, culminating 20 years of negotiations, 197 countries gathered in Paris (France) and finally delivered a joint and universal climate agreement. The objective of what is now known worldwide as “The Paris Agreement”, is for all signatory countries to work together to limit global temperature rise and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Just a few weeks ago, on November 4th, that agreement entered into force and became the “law of the planet,” as Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF International’s Climate & Energy Practice said.
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.