Publishers and Users were granted access to the Guiana Shield Priority Setting Platform on World Environment Day 2015. As we celebrate World Environment Day 2015 under the theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”, the GSF is keen on operationalizing the GSPSP as an integrated, interdisciplinary platform to monitor the drivers of deforestation and to provide inputs for forest monitoring for Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES).

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"Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care."

news-20140531-1As governments from around the world prepare to adopt the sustainable development goals and targets later this year, it is particularly fitting that this year’s World Environment Day is being celebrated under the theme of resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production. The well-being of humanity, the environment, society and the economy depends on the responsible use and management of the earth’s natural resources.

Read more: Message from Mr. Braulio F. De Souza Dias Executive Secretary Convention on Biological Diversity...

news-20150522-1The Guiana Shield, covering 270 million hectares in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana, is one of the most important eco-regions in the world, with an enormous variety of ecosystems, some of which are unique in the world. It contains one of the largest undisturbed areas of primary tropical forest in the world with a carbon sequestration of approximately 500 million tons per year, and it provides 10 to 15% of the world’s fresh water supply.

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Greater Enforcement Needed in the Mining Sector to Prevent Biodiversity Loss

news-20150522-1May 22 was declared International Day for Biological Diversity by United Nations fifteen years ago to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year, International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated under the theme, "Biodiversity for sustainable Development."
The theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development.

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Dr. Patrick Chesney, GSF Chief Technical Advisor delivering his presentationDr. Patrick Chesney, GSF Chief Technical Advisor delivering his presentationTwenty participants representing the governments of all six countries of the Guiana Shield (GS) and other key partners and stakeholders met at the Herdmanston Lodge in Georgetown from March 11-13, 2015 to draft the GSF post- 2014 programme.

At the opening ceremony, Dr. Patrick Chesney, GSF Chief Technical Advisor presented on the specific workshop objectives. He explained that the drafting of the GSF post-2014 programme document should be based on:

Read more: Guiana Shield Countries Come Together to Draft the GSF Post-2014 Programme