In 2015, President Granger boldly proclaimed “We see a ‘Green Economy’ as one that sustains economic prosperity, environmental security and social well-being”. Guyana has been pursuing a low carbon development path for some time now.
- Guyana began its Protected Areas Initiative in 1990.
- President Hoyte created the IWOKRAMA Rainforest project which set aside 371,000 hectares of pristine forests for research and development enabling the lasting ecological, economic and social benefits to the people of Guyana and the wider world
- Guyana’s green economy pathway builds on Guyana’s Iwokrama Rainforest Project and the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).
Guyana is committed to becoming the world’s first Green State and has established a Department of the Environment that will soon issue Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy “The Cooperative Republic of Guyana intends to become an upper middle-income developing country by 2025 through balanced low emissions (green) development amongst the production, consumption, conservation and preservation sectors”. – Ms. Ndibi Schwiers (Head, Department of the Environment)