Norway Sets Basis for Forest Protection Aid to Guyana

…from Stabroek News

“Norway is prepared to provide performance-based, “substantial and sustained” compensation for the progress Guyana makes in limiting emissions from deforestation and further decreasing forest degradation.

“A joint statement following a meeting between President Bharrat Jagdeo and Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in Oslo on Tuesday and posted on the Norwegian Prime Minister’s Website said that the two countries pledged to establish closer cooperation on climate and forest issues. Jagdeo was in that country to discuss those topics and the two leaders agreed to establish a partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. The goal is to establish mechanisms on deforestation and forest degradation to be included in a post-2012 climate change agreement, the Prime Minister’s website said.”