Lack of funds snags REDD+ consultations for Amerindian communities
Head of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) Derrick John says that consultations with Amerindian communities on REDD+ initiatives is at a standstill because of lack of funding.
“I think that the process need to be speed up,” John told Stabroek News last week. John said that the NTC is pushing for more consultations because more is needed. He said that the NTC has applied to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for funding for consultations and has also been working “tirelessly” with the government to get more funding.
Some activists and Amerindian communities have criticised the limited consultations on REDD+ and the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) initiatives. An audit by Rainfore st Alliance (RA) of Guyana’s performance in meeting REDD+ Enabling Indicators under the Guyana-Norway climate and forests partnership released last December concluded that three of the 10 indicators were met, three were not met and four were partially met. Guyana has to work towards meeting these indicators in order to receive money under the US$250 million partnership. In terms of the indicator – protection of the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.