Gov’t to promote lesser used wood species in housing drive

GINA, GUYANA, Monday, May 15, 2017 The first phase of the government’s housing initiative is expected to provide lumber producers with a chance to maximise the promotion of lesser used species (LUS) of timber on the local market. Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman today, noted that the initial housing…

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Regional Seminar held to share lessons on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnerships Agreements (FLEGT VPA) in support of the legal trade in timber

A regional seminar on “Sharing Regional Lessons on FLEGT VPA processes: Transitioning from Negotiations to Implementation” was held from 28-29 September 2016 at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana. This seminar was convened to share experiences and lessons learned around the processes of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) with the European…

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Government committed to continuing climate agreement with Norway

Georgetown, Guyana – (January 28, 2016) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon and Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman, today, met with a delegation from the Kingdom of Norway to discuss the way forward with regard to the Guyana-Norway agreement for avoided deforestation. The Norwegian delegation was led by…

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