By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – President David Granger is not prepared to dismiss efforts by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to advance Guyana’s climate change objectives on the international scene.
In fact, Mr Granger at a press conference on Friday, October 2, stated that he welcomes the efforts being made by the Leader of the Opposition.
In the last week, Jagdeo joined world leaders in New York, as the international community gathered to accelerate preparations towards reaching a historic global climate agreement in Paris in December.
At the United Nations, the Opposition Leader emphasised how people from developing countries around the world continued to be united in their desire to provide solutions to climate change.
When asked about the moves being made by Jagdeo, President Granger lightly stated that the Former President has “seen the light.”
“We welcome comrade Jagdeo’s support for our agenda….we are not in the business of rejecting any assistance from the former President… as far as Mr Jagdeo is concerned his intervention is welcomed,” said Mr Granger.
The President acknowledged that Jagdeo, during his tenure in office, would have overseen the implementation of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).
Under this initiative, developing countries are paid by developed countries to preserve its forests.
Guyana is currently earning billions annually from the initiative.