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.

“We are hoping that Annai village will be the first village to opt in because we are actually ready,” the CMRV project manager Bryan Allicock told a  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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