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Guyana Hits Paydirt on Low Carbon Development Path


Environment  (tags: conservation, environment, GoodNews, government, green, ecosystems, trees, politics, oceans, nature, world, wildlife, humans, water, climate )

Cal
- 722 days ago - ipsnews.net
An expert study commissioned by Guyana estimates that the country would earn some 580 million dollars annually if it were to engage in economic activities that could lead to the destruction of the forests, but the economic value to the world, if these sam



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Jennifer C. (169)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:54 am
Thanks for the post.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:09 am
Thanks.
 

Teresa W. (702)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:26 am
noted, thank you
 

Gene Jacobson (255)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 6:19 am
"About 80 percent of Guyana’s forests, or some 15 million hectares, has remained untouched over time. An expert study commissioned by Guyana estimates that the country would earn some 580 million dollars annually if it were to engage in economic activities that could lead to the destruction of the forests, but the economic value to the world, if these same forests were left standing, would be equivalent to 40 billion dollars."

This is precisely the kind of thinking that must overrun the entire world if we are to have a chance at avoiding a global climatological meltdown that could extinguish life on Earth. Guyana's far-sighted approach, which actually puts into practice the idea of placing people before dollars is one the UN should jump on and run with. There is much the industrialized nations of the world could do as well, and must, including supporting fully efforts like those underway in Guyana. A new way of thinking and acting is precisely what is needed and Guyana's model shows us the way. Now if we can just get the 1% to understand and buy into the necessity of action and spending that puts our survival ahead of profit, perhaps we have a chance to withstand, reverse, what is surely coming if we do not make changes along these lines. Everywhere.
 

Sheila S. (65)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:40 am
"At the launch, then President Bharrat Jagdeo called for a platform on which developing countries like Guyana are not seen as mere recipients of aid, but as equal partners in the search for climate solutions." Kudos to Guyana for taking a stand!
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:36 am
WOW!

THAT is LEADERSHIP!
 

Julie E. (371)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:43 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:53 pm
Very impressive. Thanks Cal.
 

Tammy Taylor (12)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:11 pm
It's no wonder why God put the stars and planets out of man's reach ...
 

Nikhil D (2)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:59 pm
The environment should be protected
 

Ana R (220)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:34 pm
Gene J. i agree with you...
noted with hope
 
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