GUYANA : LCDS and REDDS. BEING THE FIRST: GUYANA’S EXPERIENCE IN GETTING READY FOR REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION AND FOREST DEGRADATION (REDD) MECHANISM Yvonne Pearson, Chair, National Toshaos’ Council (NTC) Ashton Simon, National Amerindian Development Foundation
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BEING THE FIRST:
GUYANA’S EXPERIENCE IN GETTING READY
REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION AND
FOREST DEGRADATION (REDD) MECHANISM
Yvonne Pearson, Chair, National Toshaos’ Council (NTC)
Ashton Simon, National Amerindian Development Foundation
Peter Persaud: The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana
Jocelyn Dow: National Monitor (IIED)/Civil Society
Vanda Radzik: National Monitor (IIED)/Civil Society
James Singh: Guyana Forestry Commission
Guyana is a country with approx. 80% of its land mass covered with intact forest.
It has demonstrated over the years, a low deforestation rate, of less than 1%
Significant efforts towards sustainable forest management and utilization have contributed toward this.
Overall sustainable utilization practices by indigenous peoples over the years, have also contributed to this favourable circumstance.
FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FROM GUYANA’S FORESTS
Mitigation (Renewable energy…))
High Potential Low Carbon Investments
for information dissemination/awareness/consultation/
feedback: Continuous process driven by NTC/NGO’s/GoG
ensure active participation of forest dependent
communities and users in all areas of the initiative
e.g Capacity building/value adding
to enhance mitigation/adaptation activities.
Kaieteur National Park