Norway Lauds Guyana’s Forestry Initiative

logo…from Kaieteur News Online

“Guyana is venturing into new territory with its Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and it is a model-building exercise that will have challenges.

“Addressing a key workshop comprising of local and foreign experts from climate and forestry fields, the official acknowledged that the road will not be easy since “we are in a sense, charting a new course, there is no formula or blue-print to follow, rather we are developing this to suit our needs and conditions….”

“Present in Guyana from overseas for the workshop were representatives from the Clinton Foundation, US Forestry Service, Canadian Forestry Service, Winrock International, Food and Agricultural Organisation, Australia Department of Climate Change, UNDP, World Resources Institute, ESRI and the Meridien Institute.”

ESRI Commits to Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy

President in New York- September 23, 2009“U.S.-based software company, ESRI, regarded as the world leader in GIS (geographic information system) modelling and mapping software and technology, yesterday firmed-up its commitment to Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy by committing to provide the necessary software to this country, as well as the requisite training to Guyanese in the usage of the hi-tech equipment, so that the world can see first hand the imagery of Guyana’s vast tropical rainforest.

“ESRI’s President Mr. Jack Dangermond gave this commitment to President Bharrat Jagdeo during a meeting the two had at the Office of Guyana’s Permanent Mission at the UN, in New York.”