Georgetown, Guyana – (June 16, 2016) Cabinet, on June 7, gave its approval for Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commissioner (GLSC), Mr. Trevor Benn to attend a workshop on Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Target Setting in Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 20-21.
The workshop is being organised by the United Nations’ Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat.
Guyana’s participation at this forum will ensure that it is able to request funding for the implementation of an LDN programme. Additionally, Guyana would be better positioned to understand and determine the scope and working modalities of the LDN programme, review data and methodologies proposed to be used in the LDN target setting process and receive support for the preparation of the country work plan.
Guyana ratified the UNCCD on September 24, 1997. Implementation of this Convention is coordinated by the GLSC, the national focal point agency.
Funding for the training will be provided by the UNCCD Secretariat and the Global Mechanism.