Compliance training for 69 Community Forestry Organisations

Some of the participants and GFC workers during the closing ceremony of the FAO-EU FLEGT Training Programme

─ training increases awareness in areas of legal obligations, fiscal and social duties ─ community groups say training “insightful” By Felecia Valenzuela DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the European Union (FAO-EU) sponsored initiative, through its Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme,…

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REDD+ strategy sees reduction in deforestation and CO2 emittance

Chairperson for the Forestry Commission, Jocelyn Dow

─ 35% reduction in deforestation ─ forestry commission lauded for implementation of forest regulations DPI, Guyana, Friday, April 12, 2019 Guyana’s National REDD+ Strategy has helped in the reduction of deforestation by 35 per cent which was equivalent to about 13 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) not emitted into…

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How timber trade deal talks with EU improved governance in Guyana

James Singh and Kenny David (from left to right)

The process of negotiating a timber-trade deal with the EU has improved forest governance in Guyana, and more gains are expected as implementation gets underway. “There is now a greater awareness of forests and greater appreciation for them,” says James Singh, Head of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC). “People have…

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