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Guyana: Offer of entire forest in climate fight stands -Jagdeo tells Commonwealth meet

Source:  Copyright 2007, Stabroek News
Date:  October 16, 2007
Original URL: Status ONLINE

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 ...

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