Plans and policies summary
The Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) dominates the landscape of plans and policies relating to REDD in Guyana. It provides the framework of current and future participation in any REDD mechanism, along with the path that Guyana wishes to follow in transitioning to a low-carbon development economy. A national REDD Strategy will be produced as part of Guyana’s implementation of REDD readiness activities, while a REDD+ Governance Development Plan has been produced as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Norway. A Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System Roadmap has also been established that outlines the development of a national level MRV system over a three year period.
The LCDS is super-imposed on to a forestry sector that follows overarching policies released in 2011, the National Forest Policy Statement , and the 2011 National Forest Plan . The introduction of the National Log Export Policy in 2009 clarified the log export regime.