Guyana sees a 300 per cent increase in deforestation despite climate change financing from Norway to protect its forests

Carbonyatra: Guyana has seen deforestation rates soar over the last year, despite the signing of an agreement with the Norwegian government aimed precisely at supporting a reduction in deforestation rates, said Global Witness. Signed in November 2009, the agreement -- worth $250m over four years -- was initially welcomed as a potential breakthrough, and a blueprint for other countries to follow, in supporting the preservation of forests. However, once the technical details were made public, initial optimism......

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