Environmental economist visits President

President David Granger (left) and Pavan Sukhdev (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

President David Granger, was yesterday paid a courtesy call by Pavan Sukhdev, a leading global environmental economist who is also President of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and a Member of the Board of Conservation International (CI).

Executive Director and Vice-President CI Guyana, Dr. David Singh explained that the United Nations Environment Programme is currently assisting Guyana in detailing its Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) and that Sukhdev’s visit is part of that effort. According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, during the discussions, the President and the visiting delegation discussed a number of issues including the creation of ‘green’ jobs, sustainable farming, transitioning into a ‘green’ economy and the country’s oil and gas prospects.

During his stay here in Guyana, Sukhdev will be facilitating several lectures and forums including the “We Own This Thing: Natural Capital in a Resource Rich State” at the Theatre Guild today.


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