REDD is a programme that stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and provides an opportunity for mitigating the effects of climate change. REDD has evolved into REDD+, which includes the conservation and sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks.
In making forests more valuable, REDD+ makes it possible to protect natural forests while fostering sustainable development and contributes to equitable development by strengthening the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities, safeguarding the home of many.
The Green Lungs of Guyana showcase three stories of success that demonstrates that it is possible to obtain livelihoods from the forest in a sustainable way. Through experiences of sustainable farming, sustainable tourism practices and monitoring mechanisms, Guyana is at the forefront of the move toward an international REDD+ programme.
Video produced by Ministry of Natural Resources under the FCPF – REDD+ Readiness Project
Director: Fernando Casado Cañeque
Camera: Patxi Uriz
Production Manager: Geisel García Graña, Bernadette Squires
Editor: Marie Le Genissel
Music: Gorka Pastor
Sound editor: Angelo Vernuccio
Graphic animation: Manuel Paños
Content and Script: Fanny Fourestier, Philippe Jochaud, Jaime Fernández, Nadine Kirchhartz
Content advisers: Clayton Hall, Patsy Ross, Thomas Scheuztlich