Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Guyana launches ambitious, historic climate change strategy

President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday formally launched Guyana’s ambitious and historic climate change strategy which aims to transform the national economy to mesh with a new global climate change regime.

He set the stage in a detailed 55-minute address at the International Conference Center in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, drawing praise immediately across the board from different stakeholders.

Dr. Roger Luncheon, Head of the Presidential Secretariat and Chairman of yesterday’s all-day proceedings, said the launch of the strategy buttresses sustainable development.

“This is transformation in the biggest sense…we need to buy in the world and offer win, win solutions”, he told a packed conference centre where additional chairs had to be placed to accommodate invitees and participants.

Luncheon said the three months of consultations to follow will allow the strategy to be comprehensively understood and before adoption it will be tabled for debate in Parliament. Read more...

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