Instituciones - resumen
The development of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and the move toward the implementation of a national-level REDD system has led to the creation of a number of new institutions. The Office of Climate Change (OCC) reports directly to the President and has been established to coordinate all activities relating to climate change across the government. A REDD Secretariat has been established within the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) to manage the interaction with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the development of a national system for MRV. A Project Management Office (PMO) has been established to facilitate projects under the LCDS, and the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee (MSSC) has been established to facilitate coordination and consultation.
These institutions complement the existing natural resource management framework in Guyana which include the GFC, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs (MoAA). A number of non-governmental organizations have been active in REDD and forest conservation in Guyana, chiefly Conservation International Guyana, who have supported both REDD efforts and the development of a Protected Areas system, and the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development who work both inside its reserve and with communities in the surrounding area through organizations such as the North Rupununi Development Board.