Guyana Forestry Commission
The Government of Guyana has embarked on a national programme that aims to protect and maintain its forests
in an effort to reduce global carbon emissions and at the same time attract resources to foster growth and
development along a low carbon emissions path.
The cooperation between the Governments of Norway and Guyana expresses a willingness to work together to
provide the world with a relevant, replicable model for how REDD+ can align the development objectives of
forest countries with the world's need to combat climate change. The initiative will require the
development of capacities for MRV of forest carbon stocks and changes.
The outcomes from the preparatory work on MRV for REDD+ in Guyana are presented in the documents below.
- As an initial step to the implementation of a MRV system for Guyana, a road map for the development of a
MRV system for REDD+ participation for Guyana was designed, following a stakeholder participation
session. The development of such a road map considered several aspects that were elaborated in a
facilitation process and used in the preparation of Terms of Reference for developing a REDD MRV
Terms of Reference
for Developing Capacities for a National Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System to support REDD+
participation of Guyana (1633 kB) , prepared by the Guyana Forestry Commission.
- A workshop of 90 national experts and stakeholders, and a series of consultations with relevant agencies
were conducted during 27–29 October 2009 in efforts to prepare Guyana's participation in REDD+
mechanisms. The workshop and the consultations produced significant progress to provide the foundations
for developing the capacities for a REDD MRV system for Guyana. The results of this progress are
contained in the following report:
Report and Summary
of a Workshop and Consultation held on "Preparing Guyana's REDD+ participation: Developing
capacities for monitoring, reporting and verification" (813 kB) , prepared by Prof. Dr. Martin
Herold, Wageningen University, Center for Geoinformation, and Pradeepa Bholanath, Guyana Forestry
Commission, for the Government of Norway.