Annai now able to measure forest carbon
-hoping to join Guyana-Norway scheme
Annai is one of several Amerindian communities which are now able to measure the carbon contained in their forests and the north Rupununi village hopes to become the first community to join a scheme under the Guyana-Norway partnership and receive funds for protecting its forests.
“The north Rupununi communities are probably the only communities that are ready to opt in,” Chief Executive Officer of the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) Ivor Marslow told Stabroek News. Over the past two years, the 16 communities of the north Rupununi have been implementing the first Community Monitoring, Reporting & Veriﬁcation (CMRV) project in Guyana, which, among other activities, quantified the amount of carbon in the biomass of the communities.