New public-private coalition launched to mobilize more than $1 billion to protect tropical forests and enhance global climate action

Today at the Leaders Summit on Climate a group of governments and companies announced the LEAF Coalition, an ambitious new public-private initiative designed to accelerate climate action by providing results-based finance to countries committed to protecting their tropical forests. This initiative aims to mobilize at least $1 billion in financing,…

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Forestry Commission to be fully operational again -Minister Bharrat

Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat has said the capacity of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) has been strengthened and the entity would soon be fully operational again. Under the APNU+AFC Administration, the regulatory body was plunged into economic distress, leaving a trail of uncertainty in its wake. However,…

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MSMEs in forestry sector get support to operate sustainably

MICRO, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) make up approximately 80-90 per cent of the forestry sector in Guyana. Many MSMEs in Guyana involved in timber production operate through the Community Forest Organisation/Associations. However, they have challenges meeting the social, environmental and fiscal requirements of the European Union Forest Law Enforcement Governance…

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