Climate change reforms are increasingly skewed in the interest of the
developed world and Commonwealth finance ministers have a chance to reshape
this, President Bharrat Jagdeo said last night while also revealing that he had
offered to deploy the country's entire rainforest in the global warming battle.
Speaking during the opening ceremony for the three-day Commonwealth Finance
Ministers Meeting (CFMM) last evening at the National Cultural Centre, President
Jagdeo devoted most of his address to climate change, which is also the main
theme running through the CFMM meeting here.
The Head of State revealed that when he met with former British Prime Minister
Tony Blair last year he "outlined our offer to deploy almost our entire
rainforest - which is the size of England - in the long term service of the
world's battle against climate change. That offer remains".
He said Guyana stands ready to engage with any ...