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.

The two-day workshop, which targets officers from Government agencies, is being conducted under the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (JCCCP) and facilitated by consultants from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It is being held at the Grand Coastal Hotel, East Coast Demerara.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Head of the OCC, Ms. Janelle Christian, in her remarks, highlighted the importance of multi-sector collaboration within the NCCC. “Climate change cannot be adequately addressed [if it is] lead by one unit or one department. Climate change is not just an environmental…

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VIENNA, August 8, 2018: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed an agreement to pursue areas of technical cooperation in the use of nuclear science and technology to combat climate change in the Caribbean, at the headquarters of the IAEA in Vienna, Austria on August 8.

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─ in keeping with Paris Agreement

─ Head, OCC appears before Parliamentary Sectoral Committee

─ Highlights successful projects with support from international partners

─ CDB supporting development of National Climate Policy

The Office of Climate Change (OCC) has been able to mobilise resources from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international partner agencies to advance its national climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.

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THE Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved some $140Million (US$697, 183) for Guyana’s second Readiness Support for the agriculture sector.

Head of the Office of Climate Change (OCC), Janelle Christian made the disclosure on Thursday. She said approval was received by the country’s National Designated Authority (NDA), Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in June. According to Christian, approval of this funding is a testimony to Guyana’s continued engagement with the GCF, which started two years ago.

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