Sunday, June 14, 2009

Three new institutional capabilities to be created to ensure successful execution of the Low-Carbon Development Strategy

To ensure successful execution of the Low-Carbon Development Strategy that was launched by President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday last, Guyana will have to develop three institutional capabilities Office of Climate Change, a Low carbon Strategy Project Management Office and a Guyana Low-Carbon Finance Authority.
The Office of Climate Change (OCC) will consolidate and streamline existing efforts to encompass, among other things, the Forest Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system and related capabilities.
It will also be responsible for the co-ordination of engagement with multilateral processes and negotiations including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Reduce Emissions for Deforestation and Degradation.
This office will be established within the Office of the President to support work on climate adaptation, mitigation and forest conservation.
The OCC will be the entity with overall coordinating responsibility for ongoing national consultations on the Strategy and related stakeholder engagement processes.
The Low Carbon Strategy Project Management Office (PMO) is aimed to drive key projects as part of strategy. Personnel in this office will report directly to the President. Read more...........

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