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Guyana’s Forests and the World’s Climate Get a $250m Boost From Norway – Conservation International.

Agreement between the two nations is of colossal importance for global climate change negotiations and was made possible with the help of Conservation International.

A monumental agreement signed today between Norway and Guyana will mean that up to $250million will be invested in protecting Guyana’s forests to tackle climate change. It is the first time that a nation with a history of conservation will be financially rewarded its continuing efforts to mitigate climate change through protecting its forests.

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Guyana participated in the just concluded 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) in the Indian capital, New Delhi, under the theme `Protecting the Global Commons: 20 Years Post Rio’. The February 2-4 summit held at the Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi was opened by Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.

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The indigenous Wapichan people of Guyana, South America, will make public today a locally-made digital map of their traditional territory alongside a ground-breaking community proposal to care for 1.4 million ha of pristine rainforest for the benefit of their communities and the world. Read more…

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A major milestone for agriculture in the Rupununi was reached as harvesting of 82 acres of paddy expected to yield between 65 to 70 tonnes of rice commenced at Moco-Moco, Region Nine on Thursday.

“This might be a little success and (show) the way to go forward,” Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) Madanlall Ramraj said of the pilot project in the flatlands bordered by the towering Kanuku Mountains.

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