Welcome to REDD+ Guyana

Cutting down the forest is one of the major drivers of climate change. As the use of land will expand further to keep up with the needs of the growing world population, more pressure is put on forests. What are the impacts in Guyana?


We are one of the examples of a high forest cover and have maintained one of the lowest deforestation rates on Earth. We need to keep up with our good work, if not do even better. We need to be aware that our forests are more valuable when standing than when cutting down. What can I do to protect Guyana’s forests?

“Reducing deforestation is important in the battle against climate change, whilst helping to promote the resilience of those most vulnerable to climate change”



 

REDD is a programme that stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and provides an opportunity for mitigating the effects of climate change. REDD has evolved into REDD+ which includes the conservation and sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks. In making forests more valuable, REDD+ makes it possible to protect natural forests while fostering sustainable development.

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What are the impacts observed in Guyana?

Climate change is a serious threat especially to the developing world, such as Guyana. It has become a major obstacle in many dimensions of poverty alleviation efforts. Many of the developing countries are heavily dependent on a nature-based economy, such as agriculture, being the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. Their low incomes and vulnerabilities … Continue reading What are the impacts observed in Guyana?

The global challenge of deforestation

Mayor trends show that the global population is likely to increase to 8.2 billion people in 2030, predominantly in urban areas. What does that mean? In a nutshell, it implies a growing demand for land and natural resources, i.e. agricultural and forest products, due to the increased per capita consumption of food and increased urbanization … Continue reading The global challenge of deforestation

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