[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Leader Bharrat 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.
As well as meetings at the United Nations and elsewhere in New York, Mr. Jagdeo attended the Clinton Global Initiative, now in its tenth year under the leadership of former US President Bill Clinton.
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.
He noted the immense progress made by countries such as Brazil, which has just set out ambitious climate goals to 2025, building on their remarkable success with the Amazon.
Jagdeo joined former New Zealand Prime Minister and current Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme at the launch of a report by the Center for Global Development.
The report focused on world – leading national global models for low carbon development, and highlighted Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy, and the fact that the Guyana-Norway partnership on forests is the world’s second largest forest payment for performance mechanism, after Brazil’s Amazon Fund.
On November 30, global leaders will gather in Paris to conclude the Paris Agreement. Former President Jagdeo urged developed and developing countries to raise their sights towards an ambitious agreement to stabilise the planet’s climate.