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Issue date: 
25th November, 2011

What's happened to Guyana's rainforest deal with Norway?

Back in 2009 it was heralded as a potential model for REDD+ and reducing rates of deforestation but Norway's deal with Guyana appears to have made little progress

Issue date: 
November 5, 2011

No World Bank public awareness funds for Amerindians

The World Bank has said that it is no longer providing the National Toshaos Council (NTC) with the funds to educate Amerindians about the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).
This was confirmed yesterday by Yvonne Pearson, who heads the NTC.

Issue date: 
28 October, 2011

The importance of the domestic timber trade for FLEGT and REDD

ropenbos International would like to invite you to an informal networking event on 23 November 2011, to learn about the practical dilemmas of regulating domestic timber markets.

Issue date: 
05 September 2011

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), continues to invest in Guyana’s forestry sector

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization country representative Dr. Lystra Fletcher-Paul said this is aimed at addressing local needs and national priorities which reflect internationally agreed principles.

Issue date: 
17 September 2011

Iwokrama, REDD attract CIFOR Director General to Guyana

Director General of the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Frances J. Seymour, is in Guyana to live her dream of embarking on an excursion to Iwokrama which she has for decades longed to visit.

Issue date: 
30 July 2011

Toshaos agree by majority vote on resolution to fast track Norway forest funds

Amerindian leaders have agreed by majority vote to a resolution calling for the fast-tracking of the institutional requirements for the release of the Norway funds critical to the implementation of projects under the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).

Issue date: 
22 July 2011

Reducing biodiversity impacts from logging in Guyana

Recent studies have indicated that modern forestry methods associated with Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) and certification schemes, significantly mitigate the negative effects normally associated with logging in tropical forests.

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August 7, 2011

GFC and the Forest Products Development and Marketing Council should join the global best practices in reporting

Dear Editor,

Issue date: 
15 July 2011

Sir James Mitchell brings sustainable forestry investors to President Jagdeo

Former St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell renewed his acquaintance with President Bharrat Jagdeo during a courtesy visit today. He was accompanied by a team of investors in sustainable forestry, interested in Guyana. The team from the F.T.I Timber Growth Fund Limited, a European based company operating in the Roraima state of Brazil included, Board Chairman Marcus Valentine and Operations Consultant John Edwards among others.

Issue date: 
25 July 2011

Trustee receives second installment of GRIF amounting to US$38M

ON July 18, 2011, the World Bank, as Trustee of the Guyana REDD Investment Fund (GRIF), received the second installment of the Norway funds in the amount of NOK 213 million, or approximately US$38M, and as a result, there is


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