• Climate change policy nears completion

    ─ stakeholders urged to be more active

    ─ vision to be achieved through 12 “high level” goals

  • Guyana participates in HFLD Conference -to capitalise on climate, forest financing opportunities

    Georgetown, Guyana – (February 12, 2019) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, within whose purview responsibility for the Department of Environment and the Office of Climate Change fall, is currently in Paramaribo, Suriname to attend the High Forest Cover, Low Deforestation (HFLD) Conference on Climate Finance Mobilisation, which began today and will conclude on February 15, 2019. The Minister will address the conference on Thursday.

  • Guyana’s Model Green Town Reflects Ambitious National Plan

    BARTICA, Guyana, Aug 3 2017 (IPS) - At the head of Guyana’s Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the town of Bartica. Considered the gateway to Guyana’s interior, the town has a population of about 15,000 and is the launching point for people who work in the forests mining gold and diamonds.

  • OCC advancing Sustainable Land Development, other priority projects under LCDS

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC) continues to implement and execute projects articulated in the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), mainly since these are tied to the bilateral agreement between the Government of Guyana and the Kingdom of Norway.

  • OCC Opens First NAP Workshop

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC), today opened its first National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Workshop, which is the first step in the consultancy for the formulation of a national plan to reduce Guyana’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. The workshop will also facilitate the integration of climate change into new and existing policies and programmes regarding Guyana’s development.

  • Office of Climate Change facilitates engagement with green Bartica stakeholders

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC), this afternoon, hosted a meeting with representatives from the United Nations Environment (UNE), the Ministry of Communities, and other key stakeholders to ensure that there is synergy in their collaboration on the project to transition Bartica into a model ‘green’ town.