REDD+ projects 0
Other readiness initiatives 23
Forest cover High
Deforestation rate Low


The development of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and implementation of a national-level REDD+ system has led to the creation of a number of new institutions. The Office of Climate Change (OCC) reports directly to the President and has been established to coordinate all activities relating to climate change across the government. A REDD Secretariat  has been established within the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) to manage the interaction with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the development of a national system for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV). A Project Management Office (PMO) has been established to facilitate projects under the LCDS, and a Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee  (MSSC) has been established to facilitate coordination and consultation with its first meeting in 2009.

These institutions complement the existing natural resource management framework in Guyana which include the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE), encompassing the GFC the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the  Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission  (GL&SC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs (MoAA). A number of non-governmental organisations have been active in REDD+ and forest conservation in Guyana, chiefly Conservation International Guyana (CI-Guyana), who have supported both REDD+ efforts and the development of a system of protected areas, and the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, which works both inside its reserve and with communities in the surrounding area through organisations such as the North Rupununi Development Board.