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Project Manager of the Bartica transition to national energy security project, Gavin Bovell

- electric vehicles expected to be part of discussions

BARTICA, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) is closer to realising the dream of its leaders to become the first “green” town in Guyana, especially now that the Guyana Office of Climate Change is expected to conduct the first local transport energy audit this year in that part of the country.

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The Office of Climate Change (OCC), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency, this morning, hosted its third and final workshop to gather feedback from key stakeholders on the proposed Country Work Programme. The one-day Elaboration of the Country Work Programme for Engagement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Validation Workshop saw the participation of stakeholders from over 20 government and non-governmental organisations at the Herdmanston Lodge Hotel, Anira Street, Georgetown.

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Suphane Dash-Alleyne, Aadilah Ali, Christine Rose Archer, and Yevnie Sukra are the Guyana delegates at the Youth Climate Change Conference 2017 which is being held in Kingston, Jamaica from 10-11 October 2017.

The 6th formers from Saint Stanislaus College, Queens College, St. Rose’s High School and New Amsterdam Multilateral School respectively joined other youth delegations from Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Japan to participate in the event which is being held under the theme “Our Climate, Our Voice, Our Change.”

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 Director of the Department of Environment (DoE), Ministry of the Presidency, Ms. Ndibi Schwiers, today, said that the National Training Workshop in the Utility and Application of the Caribbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG) Tools and Portal and other Supporting Systems for Decision Making is particularly important because it made available several climate models, which can be used to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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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.

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