• 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 called on to lead Guyana’s ‘green’ development as it observes Earth Hour

    Head of the Office of Climate Change (OCC) of the Ministry of the Presidency, Ms. Janelle Christian, last night, encouraged the residents of Bartica to be an example of conservation to the rest of Guyana.

  • Bartica teachers, community reps receive STEM training for ‘green’ development

    Twelve teachers from Bartica, along with four community stakeholders, today, underwent a one-day training workshop in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Robotics, aimed at equipping them with technological skills, which 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.

  • 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.

  • Changing climate requires robust agriculture sector

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC) is working with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN/FAO) to create a more resilient agriculture sector to face climate change.

  • Climate change awareness taken to Sophia Special School

    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).

  • Climate change policy nears completion

    ─ stakeholders urged to be more active

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

  • 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 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.

  • LED lights, photo-voltaic systems and piloting of electric vehicles

     

     

    …making Bartica a ‘green’ town, one project at a time

    AS Guyana forges ahead with it's Green State Development Strategy, President David Granger has envisioned Bartica (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) as the first ‘green’ town in Guyana and the Caribbean, leading in areas such as renewable energy, electric vehicles and environmental stewardship. 

     

    One of the key drivers of this vision is the Office of Climate Change (OCC), which is headed by Mrs Janelle Christian. The OCC is determined to play its part and has been quietly doing that for the past two years in the town of Bartica with funding from the Italian Government and the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP).

    The control room at the Three Miles Secondary School for the Photovoltaic System, which was installed through the Office of Climate Change
  • Linden on way to going green- said outgoing Mayor Carwyn Holland

    LINDEN is well on its way to being a part of the national trust to ‘Go Green’ Initiative, says outgoing Mayor Carwyn Holland.

    He made the announcement after he met with head of the Office of Climate Change, Janelle Christian, on Tuesday to discuss the town’s involvement in the initiative.

  • 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 begins preparation for Third National Communication

    Georgetown, Guyana — The Office of Climate Change (OCC), today, opened a three-day Greenhouse Gas Inventory Workshop in preparation for the Third National Communication (TNC), which will fulfill Guyana’s reporting requirements to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is also aimed at building capacity in Guyana at the technical and institutional levels and will see further integration of climate change priorities in Guyana’s national development

  • OCC engages State agencies at final TNA workshop

    Georgetown, Guyana — (August 27, 2018) The Office of Climate Change (OCC), today, hosted the final workshop for the climate Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) project, during which the results of the project were presented to key project stakeholders. The one-day workshop was held at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown.

  • OCC honours three CAPE students

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC), today, honoured three Climate Change Ambassadors for their outstanding achievements at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). Ms. Aadilah Ali, Ms. Christine Archer, and Ms. Suphane Dash, who represented Guyana at the Youth Climate Change Conference last October, were celebrated at a brief recognition ceremony, held at the OCC, Ministry of the Presidency.

  • 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.

  • OCC re-launches National Climate Change Committee

    Georgetown, Guyana — (August 16, 2018) The Office of Climate Change, in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO), today, re-launched the National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) with the hosting of its first engagement, a workshop aimed at capacity building. The event was held at the Duke Lodge, Duke Street, Kingston.

  • OCC to finalise Guyana’s first NAMA document

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Guyana (GoG) facilitated discussions with key stakeholders to finalise the official guidelines for the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions for municipalities across Guyana.

  • OCC, UN Environment, complete Technology Action Plan to help in climate change fight

    The Office of Climate Change (OCC) has completed a Technology Action Plan which prioritises the expertise that will be introduced to assist in the local climate change fight.

    This was disclo

  • Office of Climate Change donates laptops to Bartica’s STEM Clubs

    Head of the Office of Climate Change (OCC), Ministry of the Presidency, Ms. Janelle Christian and Project Manager of the Transitioning to National Energy Security (TNES): Bartica as a Model Green Town, Mr. Gavin Bovell, yesterday, handed over two laptops to the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Clubs of Three Miles Secondary School and the Bartica Secondary School. The handover took place in the computer lab of the Three Miles Secondary School, Bartica, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven).

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