Carbon certifier says key indigenous complaints were not on the table when credits were issued to Guyana last year
NewsMarch 30, 2023
/ By: Ann Danaiya Usher
The historic issuance of ART forest carbon credits, sold by Guyana last year for USD 750 million, is being challenged by Amerindian groups who say the decision was rushed and ignored key legal issues. In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, people were initially given just 30 days to comment. Frances Seymour, Chair of the carbon certifier ART, tells Development Today that the concerns were raised too late in the process, but will be considered in ART’s upcoming review of Guyana’s second application for credits.
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