Actividades - resumen
REDD activities in Guyana fall into two broad categories. The first is activities funded by the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), the first wave of which are in proposal stages, including the Amaila Falls Hydropower Facility, demarcation of Amerindian Lands and Institutional Strengthening relating to REDD+. These are an integral part of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and are part of the overarching MOU with Norway .
The second set of activities relate to strengthening Guyana’s readiness for REDD, including the implementation of its RPP as part of its role of under the FCPF. Capacity-building projects financed by the IDB, Conservation International and KfW have also helped to strengthen relevant government institutions, chiefly the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) in this area.
There are provisions in Guyana’s RPP for sub-national REDD demonstration activities however, as yet, there has been no disbursement to Guyana from the FCPF.
Along with REDD activities there are a number of forest conservation related activities, including Conservation International’s establishment of the Upper Essequibo Conservation Concession, and the community-owned conservation area at Konashen. In addition, Canopy Capital and Iwokrama signed an agreement in 2008 for Canopy Capital to undertake activities to measure and market the ecosystem services of the Iwokrama forest.