• About Climate Change Financing

    The OCC, which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP), over the past two years, has been making great strides in advancing President Granger’s ‘green’ agenda through tangible, transformative initiatives at both the community and national levels. Head of the Office, Ms. Janelle Christian in a recent interview said the OCC in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is in the early stage of a US $1.6M programme, known as Mainstreaming Low Emissions Technology in Guyana. The funding is being secured through the Global Environment Facility.

  • Bartica will be a microcosm of green development in the entire Caribbean -Minister Harmon says as US$650,000 ‘green’ project launched in Bartica

     Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, said that the Government of Guyana is committed to seeing the town of Bartica become a model of ‘green’ development, not only in Guyana but the entire Caribbean region as he launched a US$650,000 project, which is aimed at establishing a reliable point of reference for the existing state of energy use in Bartica.

  • Climate modelling important for Guyana’s disaster preparedness – Director DoE says at closing of OCC workshop

     Director of the Department of Environment (DoE), Ministry of the Presidency, Ms. Ndibi Schwiers, today, said that the National Training Workshop in the Utility and Application of the Caribbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG) Tools and Portal and other Supporting Systems for Decision Making is particularly important because it made available several climate models, which can be used to mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • Community leaders, stakeholders benefit from capacity building training to access funding for ‘green’ initiatives

    Georgetown, Guyana – (September 12, 2017) The Office of Climate Change (OCC), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency, today, opened a three-day workshop at the Herdmanston Lodge, which will focus on building the capacity of community leaders and private and public sector stakeholders to apply and access funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for projects which promote low emission and climate resilience development.

  • First phase of US$650,000 Italian funded project concludes in Bartica - Additional US$3.67M approved to lead Bartica’s ‘green’ drive

    Georgetown, Guyana – (January 24, 2019) The Office of Climate Change (OCC), today, concluded the first phase of the Transitioning to National Energy Security (TNES): Bartica as a model ‘Green’ Town Project at the cost of US$650,000, which has seen the gathering and compilation of data on energy use to inform evidence-based decision making for the future implementation of projects and programmes.

  • Government comes in for high praise as OCC commences consultations for TNES project

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC), today, hosted the first session of a two-part National Stakeholder Forum for the Transitioning to National Energy Security (TNES): Bartica as a model Green Town Project. The Stakeholder Meeting was held in the Ogle Room of the Herdmanston Lodge in Queenstown.

  • Guyana banks on better weather with 21 new automatic stations

    Guyana is expected to receive more accurate, and timely weather reports from the Hydro-meteorological Services Department of the Ministry of Agriculture. It has now been boosted with 21 Automatic Weather Stations (AWSs) to enhance its existing framework.

  • Guyana benefits from training to bolster climate risk planning

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC) of the Ministry of the Presidency in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Centre on Climate Change (CCCCC or Five Cs), today, concluded a five day Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation TooL (CCORAL) training, which is geared towards assisting policy and decision makers to draft and design projects, particularly in the area of infrastructural development, which adequately integrate climate change, climate risk and climate vulnerability considerations.

  • Office of Climate Change launches website -to raise public awareness, provide up to date information

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency, today, officially launched its website, www. climatechange.gov.gy, as part of the it’s programmatic responsibility to enhance the availability of quality climate change and other related environmental data to its partners and other stakeholders.

  • STEM Guyana preparing Bartica youths to drive ‘green’ development

    In an effort to equip teachers, students and residents of Bartica with the technological skills that can assist in providing modern solutions to the challenges of transitioning Bartica, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) to the first model ‘green’ town in Guyana and the Caribbean as envisioned by President David Granger, the Office of Climate Change (OCC),

  • STEM pilot programme launched in Bartica

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, today, launched the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pilot programme in Bartica, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven).

  • The Office of Climate Change Educating and empowering the younger generation to take action

    GUYANA becoming a ‘green’ state forms a major part of President David Granger’s vision for the country’s advancement by ensuring environmental sustainability is aligned with economic development.

    Since his assumption to office, President Granger has placed Guyana squarely on the path towards the sustainable exploitation of resources, and the protection and proper management of the environment as this small South America country takes up the giant task of using its resources to combat the effects of climate change and global warming.