WWF President Pavan Sukhdev pays courtesy call on President of Guyana
Dr. Singh from CI Guyana explained that that UNEP is currently assisting Guyana in detailing its Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) and that Mr. Sukhdev’s visit is part of that effort. During the discussions, the President and the visiting delegation discussed a number of issues including the creation of ‘green’ jobs, sustainable farming, transitioning into a ‘green’ economy and the country’s oil and gas prospects.
President Granger explained that Guyana is building on a record that was established since 1989 when the then Government committed Iwokrama to the international community for the purpose of research into sustainable management and development of tropical rainforests. He also noted that as the country proceeds along a ‘green’ development trajectory, it looks at like-minded states and international agencies for continued support and collaboration.