• 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.

  • 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.

  • Japan - Caribbean Climate Change Partnership launched -Bartica to benefit from installation of Solar Photovoltaic system

    The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP), through the Office of Climate Change, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on Thursday July 13, 2017, launched the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) in Bartica, which will see the town benefiting from the installation of a 20Kwp grid connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system at the 3-Mile Secondary School along with the installation of energy efficient lighting, as well as light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting.

  • 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
  • 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 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.

  • The launch of Guyana`s short film “Siege On My Land: Guyana’s Battle with Climate Change,”

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in close collaboration with the Office of Climate Change (OCC), last evening premiered a 30-minute short film titled “Siege On My Land: Guyana’s Battle with Climate Change,” at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown. United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms. Mikiko Tanaka in her welcoming remarks said that while climate change cannot be stopped, if countries and the relevant agencies partner, the impacts can be significantly reduced.

  • The Office of Climate Change opens second NAP workshop

    Georgetown, Guyana – (February 26, 2019) The Office of Climate Change (OCC), today, opened its second National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Workshop, which is aimed at facilitating input for the review of the National Action Plan (NAP) 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.