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The Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has engaged the United Nations and hosted a policy workshop to study the impacts of investment in Guyana's extractive sector. The study was undertaken by the Government with support from the UN and was done in two parts. One aspect entailed the economic impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the extractive industries in Guyana. The second aspect deals with the environmental impact of FDIs on the extractive industries. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud in delivering his remarks at the workshop held at Herdmanston Lodge,…
The Government of Guyana and the United Nations Development Programme on Thursday September 18, 2014 signed the Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) Village Economy Development Phase II project under the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) at the Convention Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. This project, valued at USD 6.2 million, was signed by the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, the Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Ms. Pauline Sukhai, and the UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Khadija Musa. The project is intended to improve the socio-economic development of Amerindian communities. It is also expected that through this project: the institutional and entrepreneurial capabilities of…
More than 120 heads of State and government will join business and civil society leaders in New York on 23 September 2014 for the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. Participants will seek to identify actions and solutions that can help to reduce emissions and strengthen resilience in such areas as agriculture, energy, financing, pollution, transportation and urban development. While not a part of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) process, the Summit aims to generate momentum towards a new set of climate agreements to be concluded in 2015. The Summit will convene during the sixth annual Climate Week NYC (22-28 September).Website:…