About us

Since 2008, Guyana has been at the forefront of the move toward an international REDD+ programme to reorient Guyana’s economy on to a low–carbon path.

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 and contributes to sustainable and equitable development by strengthening the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities, safeguarding the home of many.