Over a two-day period a mission from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) met with representatives from the Office of Climate Change, Department of Energy, Guyana Power & Light, Guyana Energy Agency, the Hinterland Electrification Corporation Incorporated, the Government Technical Institute; the Ministries of Communities, Public Infrastructure, Finance, and Agriculture; and members of the private sector.
The series of meetings were part of an appraisal of five shortlisted Caribbean states; three countries will ultimately be selected to receive technical support for the development and/or enhancement of their NDCs (or “nationally determined contributions”, which represent each countries commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change) specifically in the energy and transport sectors and in developing strategies to attracts funding for climate-friendly investments. Here are some snapshots from those meetings.
The International Climate Initiative is a consortium comprised of the CARICOM Secretariat, University of the West Indies, the Caribbean Community Centre for Climate Change, the Caribbean Development Bank, Climate Analytics, and SIDS DOCK and is led by German development agency GIZ. The consortium’s aim is to support the implementation of NDCs in Small Island Developing States” of which Guyana is a member (by virtue of its small size and vulnerability to the ocean - akin to an island).