Map of Guyana Guyana

Total REDD+ Finance Committed:

$20,127,321

Total REDD+ Finance Disbursed:

$2,041,979

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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REDD+ Activities

Finance is currently supporting the following REDD+ activities in Guyana:

REDD+ Activities in Guyana

 

Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in Guyana

 
   
  • REDD+ Activities in Guyana

    The chart shows the REDD+ activities supported by the different donor institution types. The list of activities and definitions was drawn from broad agreement among REDD+ experts, including the civil society national partners collecting data across the initiative countries. It is important to note that the absence of support for an activity from a specific donor type does not constitute a lack of attention to the activity overall, since the activity could be well-funded through other donor types.

    It is important to note that the absence of support for an activity from a specific donor type does not constitute a lack of attention to the activity overall, since the activity could be well-funded through other donor types.

    In Guyana, donor government agencies are supporting several types of REDD+ activities, with the exception of rights and land tenure, safeguards, and carbon offset and performance-based payments.

    Data for the activities supported by supranational institutional finance was limited during data collection; therefore their contribution has been is listed within the “Other” category. A clearer picture will emerge as additional REDDX data collection continues.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

  • Proportion of REDD+ activities partially funded by initiatives in Guyana

    The chart shows the number of REDD+ activities at least partially supported by donor commitments. MRV and reference levels, and institutional strengthening represent the main activities supported during the 2009 to 2012 period. Other readiness activities that were supported during this time include stakeholder engagement and improved forest and land management.

    Stakeholder engagement: Funding aimed at improving participation of non-governmental stakeholders through the design, implementation, and/or monitoring phases of REDD+, and/or funding that promotes media outreach.

    Rights and tenure: Funding directed at addressing issues of rights and tenure – including clarifying land, property and carbon rights.

    MRV and reference levels: Funding aimed at improving the monitoring, reporting and/or verification of REDD+, including changes in forest cover, forest degradation, biodiversity, or social and governance levels. Funding to define or implement reference levels to measure emissions, co-benefits and governance in country.

    Safeguards: Funding aimed at identifying barriers to forest conservation and enabling social and environmental benefits.

    Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy: Funding aimed at promoting research, advocacy and outreach to policymakers.

    Institutional strengthening: Funding aimed at developing in-country public institutions, ministries, staffing capacity and resources for REDD+.

    Forest carbon project design: Funding aimed at developing project design documents (PDDs) and validation activities. This includes credited projects that go to the market and those that want REDD+ payments.

    Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation): Funding supporting protected areas, sustainable forest management, and reforestation management activities – including enforcement and compliance.

    Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management: Funding aimed at carbon offsets, direct payments, actual benefits sharing, and actual payments such as incentive and performance-based payments.

    Other: Funding aimed at REDD+ activities that do not fall within the broad categories listed. For example, funding that is listed as technical support.

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

Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management Other Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy Institutional strengthening Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation) Forest carbon project design MRV and reference levels Safeguards Rights and tenure Stakeholder engagement Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management Other Policy and law analysis & development, REDD strategy development & advocacy Institutional strengthening Improved forest and land management to reduce deforestation and degradation (implementation) Forest carbon project design MRV and reference levels Safeguards Rights and tenure Carbon offsets and performance-based payments for improved forest and land management