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On September 12, 2017 the Office of Climate Change opened a three-day workshop at the Herdmanston Lodge, which focused on building the capacity of community leaders and private and public sector stakeholders to apply and access funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for projects which promote low emissions and climate resilience development.

The Green Climate Fund was set up in 2010 at the 16th Conference of Parties in Cancun, Mexico and is now the world’s largest dedicated climate fund.

Adapted from motp.gov.gy - 'Community leaders, stakeholders benefit from capacity building training to access funding for ‘green’ initiatives'

Georgetown, Guyana – (September 12, 2017) The Office of Climate Change (OCC), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of the Presidency, today, opened a three-day workshop at the Herdmanston Lodge, which will focus on building the capacity of community leaders and private and public sector sta...
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What is the Green Climate Fund?
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established in 2010 through an agreement of 194 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) member countries at the 16th Conference of Parties (COP). Its focus is to help developing countries respond to climate change by investing in low-emission resilient development. Today it acts also as the operating entity for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
What does it support?
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Green Bartica
July 24

In wake of the severe flooding experienced in Bartica on 24th of July 2017 the Bartica Town Council is heartened by the damages caused to hundreds of residents.... We understand the gravity of the flood and are aware of the losses suffered by households, businesses and those to private properties.

What transpired is a clear reminder to all residents that Climate Change and it's effects are closely growing heavier. The extreme rise in tide which permitted the flow of water over the sea defence gives much evidence to this. With an already compromised drainage system the Council seeks the support of all residents to work towards improvement. As a Council we have recently expended millions of dollars for much needed repairs including the establishment of pumps at the main outfall. These systems continue to be strained by the indiscriminate dumping of garbage into the drains and alleyways.

We have however identified the need for additional systems as even with our best efforts thus far, you the residents have suffered yet again. We seek your patience as we continue to develop, strengthen and implement additional improvement measures.

The council assures you that we remain devoted to improving all areas of our town and we take seriously our responsibility to bring improvements to the sea defence mechanisms and our drainage systems.

Once again, we send our sincere regards and our willingness to bring assistance as we recover from this flood.

Best regards,
Phebe Wallerson
Town Clerk

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L-R: Dr Patrick Chesney (UNDP), Astrid Lynch (UNDP/J-CCCP), Mikiko Tanaka (UNDP), Mayor Gifford Marshall, Janelle Christian (OCC), Kamal Persaud (Dep. Mayor), Yoko Ebisawa (J-CCCP Barbados)