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.