Stabroek News, 31 May 2009
Low Carbon Development Strategy set for June 8 launching
Posted By Stabroek staff On May 31, 2009 @ 5:24 am In Local News | 6 Comments
Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) is scheduled to be launched on June 8 and last Friday President Bharrat Jagdeo met with government representatives, NGOs, and Norwegian Government representatives and their local counterparts to finalize the preparations.
The strategy will provide the broad framework of Guyana’s response to climate change and will hinge in particular on Guyana deploying its forests to mitigate global climate change, according to Shyam Nokta, Head of the Climate Change Unit, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
The primary focus of the strategy, GINA stated, will be on investments in low carbon economic infrastructure and in high-potential low-carbon sectors; expanding access to services and new economic opportunities for indigenous and forest communities and transforming the village economy. It will also focus on improving social services and economic opportunities for the wider Guyanese population and investments in climate change adaptation infrastructure.
The strategy will be launched with a stakeholder forum at the Guyana International Conference Centre. Stakeholders will include members of the National Assembly, representatives of indigenous and forest communities, mining and forestry, and major private sector organizations, the labour movement and local and international NGOs.
Sub-national consultations will follow and a national awareness campaign utilizing print and electronic media including television programmes, interviews and discussions will target the general public as well as schools.
Meanwhile, consultations will be held in Regions One, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten as well as on the coast, in Essequibo and Berbice, covering a three-month period.
In addition, a question and answer booklet is being prepared to capture the essence of the strategy in language suitable for the general public as well as provide responses and clarifications on a number of frequently asked questions regarding climate change, Guyana’s response and deployment of its forests towards addressing global climate change.
The strategy will then be tabled in the National Assembly for debate and approval, GINA said further, and will be presented at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark in December.
The LCDS represents an important juncture in Guyana’s national development efforts and all stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the consultations, GINA added.
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#1 Comment By Biswattie Ramsawak On May 31, 2009 @ 7:35 am
With all the hot air the PPP expends, they alone responsible for the carbon pollution.
#2 Comment By Justice On May 31, 2009 @ 10:28 am
when will the Guyana development plan be launched? Jagdeo is so obsessed with himself and the carbon credit thing. stop flogging this dead horse, and try to improve the country
#3 Comment By Caesar Agustus On May 31, 2009 @ 11:47 am
This is another useless study that is designed to spend grant money, to show the grantee, government or a foreign institution, that researchers are doing something with the grants they requested.This trckery happens all over the world.Take one look at Guyana.What do you see? A dumpster.Landfill.Grants should be issued to CLEAN THE FILTHY COUNTRY.
#4 Comment By Henry Paul On May 31, 2009 @ 11:49 am
Jagdeo is really working hard at getting the foreigners to pay for Guyana’s jungle since the Guyanese people will not work the land and forests. Guyana will be paid for doing nothing. This is right up the Guyanese alley.
#5 Comment By Cochore On May 31, 2009 @ 1:49 pm
Dig this neat trick here, Jagdeo has found a global equation without a logical or a corresponding quotient. As I remember in ‘ma lil’ ABC class’, Zero from Zero leaves a big fat Zero and you don’t even have to study in Russia to figure this out.
Oh yes folks they’re trying to tell us that, nowadays some stupid countries are so filthy rich (during this hard guava season) that they are anxious to pay billions of their taxpayers dollars for a product/commodity that has always been free from the beginning of time. Wow bannas!.. some new marketing strategy, if you ask me, to get countries to pay for something that have no known metric to be bought or sold.
By the way while I’m at this, let me restate a basic fact of life, because some folks innocently try to equate the concept of climate change ‘Carbon Credits with that of Debt Relief’. Remember again, that Debt Relief is the sole domain of the Creditor (the lender) and not the Debtor and Guyana has been and will always be the Debtor.
The needs of the Creditor is irrelevant to the conscience or the motivations of the Debtor. Therefore all of you disingenuous PPP sycophants stop fishing and begging for recognition for something that only the Debtor can grant, your partisan intentions are laughable.
#6 Comment By Henry Paul On May 31, 2009 @ 2:08 pm
You see this con job for what it is. I often wondered what will Jagdeo do when no pays Guyana for its jungles. I guess his only leverage is a threat that he will buy a chainsaw and cut down the entire forest.
I am continuously befuddled at the fact that Guyana has such an abundance of arable land and valuable timber but yet import so much of crap from the rest of world. I visited Guyana a in 2005 and in vain searched many stores in Georgetown for coffee and cocoa beans that I could roast and brew a great cup of coffee and cocoa for my American born children. All I found was instant coffee which I refused to buy and some filthy looking cocoa beans in a dirt looking bag in Guyana stores. What a shame! The most shocking thing to me was when I tried to purchase a cutting board. The only thing available was a plastic cutting board that was made in Brooklyn, NY.
Private enterprise, my countrymen, private enterprise. Work the land, sell the crops, and make money.
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