Forestry & Energy: The Paris Earth Summit and the enigma of Guyana’s carbon emissions and its pledged cuts


The “price of carbon” proxy Last week’s column introduced estimates of the carbon stock in Guyana’s forests. All estimates of its forest cover, as provided by the FAO’s five Global Forests Assessments held between 1990 and 2015, reveal that, for more than a quarter of a century, Guyana has justified its celebrated status as a “high forest – low deforestation” (HFLD) country.

Newcomer is player to watch

Newcomer to the local tournament circuit Calvin Giddings (right) opposes Maria Varona Thomas in the Engineering Construction Incorporated (ECI) seven-round tournament. Giddings performed creditably against Wendell Meusa and Thomas. He is a player to watch.

At the start of the Engineering Construction Incorporated (ECI) chess competition two Saturdays ago, this column enquired whether the tournament should be considered the elimination one for the selection of players for 2016 Chess Olympiad.

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