LCDS to receive further support from Indian research institute

Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) will continue to benefit from further implementation support from The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) headed by Dr. R.K Pachauri, Nobel Prize Laureate and Chairman of the Inter- Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Former President of Guyana Bharrat Jagdeo held discussions with Dr. R.K Pachauri and TERI officials on the margins of the 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2014 which is currently being convened by TERI in New Delhi under the theme ‘Attaining Energy, Water and Food Security for All.’

Among the broad areas identified for continued assistance include support for long term strategy development and implementation in the energy sector with focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Dr. Pachauri, who has visited Guyana on several occasions, has been a supporter of Guyana’s climate initiatives and the LCDS. He has facilitated collaboration with TERI to support and share expertise with Guyana in the area of climate change, energy, environment and sustainable development.

A team of specialists from TERI is currently working in Guyana on these priority areas. They have provided technical support for improvement in energy efficiency in the sugar and rice sectors and work is underway to pilot a programme for energy efficient street lighting. The institute will soon be extending its support to Guyana’s private sector with focus on the manufacturing and services industry. (Office of Climate Change- February 7, 2014 )

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