President Bharrat Jagdeo says it is important for Guyana to either enter into
a bilateral agreement or be a part of a market-based carbon trading regime so
that it could raise the resources necessary for the fight against climate
He said that Guyana is still negotiating bilateral arrangements with the United
Kingdom and expressed the hope that the country is able to benefit from this
until a post-Kyoto arrangement is finalised.
Speaking at a press conference held at State House on Saturday, the President
re-emphasised Guyana's vulnerability to the challenges of climate change and its
need for assistance for the necessary mitigation and adaptation efforts.
During the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting in October President Bharrat
Jagdeo said Guyana was willing to deploy almost its entire forest in the service
of the battle against climate change and this drew the ire of some and caused
anxiety to others. ...