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Submission of views published in UNFCCC documents:

FCCC/SB/2013/MISC.3 Views on the matters referred to in decision 1/CP.18, paragraphs 34 and 35.
FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/MISC.3 Views on modalities and procedures for financing results-based actions and considering activities related to decision 1/CP.16, paragraphs 68-70 and 72. Submissions from Parties.
FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.1/Add.1 Views on issues identified in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 72 and appendix II. Submissions from Parties.
FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.7 Views on methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. Submissions from Parties.
FCCC/SBSTA/2008/MISC.4/Add.1 Views on outstanding methodological issues related to policy approaches and positive incentives to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. Submissions from Parties.

Information submitted by Guyana

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.

  1. 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 system.

    pdf-icon 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.

  2. 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:

    pdf-icon 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.


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