Marco jurídico - resumen
The move towards a national-level REDD system in Guyana has not yet been accompanied by a new legal framework. Natural resource management is supported by an Environmental Protection Act (1996) that established the EPA and processes for Environmental Impact Assessments and the granting of environmental authorisations. The Forestry Act (2009) has recently been updated to establish a stronger legal framework for sustainable forest management, conservation and engagement with local communities. The Mining Act (1989) provides the framework for managing mining activities including the remit of the GGMC, while a new Amerindian Act (2006) provides the framework for Amerindian communities to manage their communally owned land. Protected Areas legislation was passed in July 2011, which repealed previous legislation relating to the Kaieteur National Park (Kaieteur National Park Act). The Iwokrama forest is covered by a separate legal instrument: the (Iwokrama Act).