Guyana Completes 10 Years Of Forest Change Monitoring

With an innovative approach applying satellite & aerial imagery, Guyana Forestry Commission, supported by Indufor and Durham University completes 10 years of monitoring and reporting continuous nationwide forest loss. The national mapping initiative funded by Norway commenced in 2009. The first forest change baseline was created using historical 1990 satellite imagery further processed to…

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Monitoring National Forest Change In Cloudy Environments

One of the primary uses of satellite imagery for many applications is to monitor change across landscapes. Randomly scattered cloud across images is one an obvious nuisance that frustrates this process, and often analysts must resort to using manual interpretation and digitising to record changes. This issue can be overcome…

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Gov’t to reforest 6,000 acres of mined-out lands -VP Jagdeo

– to mitigate carbon footprint Vice President, Hon. Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo says the Government will reforest 6,000 acres of mined-out land to help to mitigate Guyana’s carbon footprint. The Vice President made this disclosure during a press conference at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre on Friday, where he addressed criticism…

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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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