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Total REDD+ Finance Committed:


Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:


Guyana has a forest cover of approximately 18.4 million hectares (86%), with over 60% of forested land undisturbed by human population. Historically low levels of deforestation place Guyana in a unique position to actively address climate change and conservation through participation in REDD+. Recognizing this unique position, the government has already made great strides in committing to the implementation of a Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), aimed at promoting economic development while also fighting climate change. Currently, financing for the LCDS is largely supported by the 2009 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Norway for performance-based payments for avoided deforestation within the framework of REDD+. Guyana is also a participant within World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), having submitted its Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) in June of 2009.

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Overview: REDD+ finance flowing to Guyana

Guyana’s REDD+ financing landscape is set out below:

Flows of REDD+ finance between donors and recipients, 2009-2012


Funds committed and disbursed for REDD+ activities in Guyana through 2012


Cumulative commitments and disbursements, 2009-2012


Data Source: Guyana

The data presented below highlights levels of REDD+ financing committed and disbursed, main donors, recipients and REDD+ activities in the period between 2009 and 2012