Deal inked with UN to limit environmental damage from mining

Government yesterday clinched a $167M deal with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that will see a range of initiatives to limit damage from mining to the environment, including increased use of satellites

The deal comes amid growing concerns that mining is causing undue deforestation. Guyana recently lost $4B under a forest protection deal with Norway because deforestation – caused mostly by mining – rose above last year’s mark.

Yesterday’s US $803, 653 deal will be used to fund efforts aimed at safeguarding biodiversity areas threatened by  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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