World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019

Paris, 12 December, 2017 – At the One Planet Summit convened by President Emmanuel Macron of France, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank Group made a number of new announcements in line with its ongoing support to developing countries for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement’s goals. Continue reading “World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019”


#exxon Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Limited – Environmental Impact Assessment

Dear Colleague,
Please see attached notice published by the EPA – Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd. ESIA is now available for review. The notice was published on March 01, 2017 and a 60 day period is provided for stakeholders to provide comments. The close of the review period is April 28, 2017. Below is the link to the documents on EPA’s website:

Please circulate to your wider network and encourage submission of comments.

Kind Regards,

Juliana Persaud
Biodiversity Officer
WWF-Guianas, Guyana Office
285 Irving Street, Queenstown,Georgetown
Tel: +592 223 7802 (ext. 25)

John Francis – I didn’t speak for 17 years!

Planetwalk Mission Statement:

Planetwalk’s core mission is the development and coordination of a global network of Planetwalkers. Planetwalk will sponsor walks nationally and internationally with the purpose of promoting environmental education and responsibility and a vision of world peace and cooperation. Planetwalk is modeled on Dr. John Francis’s worldwide pilgrimage that works to transcend cultural, social and political boundaries by fostering communication between young people, scientists and environmental practitioners. Continue reading “John Francis – I didn’t speak for 17 years!”

dear whiteman – ramesh dookoo & guyana private sector cocaine speaks #greenheart

king ramesh dookhoo sent me this with orders

dear whiteman

let me get straight to the punt
yall mek up some excuse and banning we green heart into england
whiteman you mekkin a big mistake we will fight you

three big negroes of the private sector commission on the war path. l to r nascimento, boyer & king dookhoo
three big negroes of the private sector commission on the war path. l to r nascimento, boyer & king dookhoo

you have no business intervening in our business is the same thing yall doing wid the sugar
guyana is managing the forest sector well and we know what we doing so i dont know how come yall jump up and say not that we not. we got rangers on foot and ATV all ova de bush. the hell wid you and yuh satellite imagery
this letter is a rush cause i real vex but i is english too. i could talk good so dont feel like yall can run we no talks Continue reading “dear whiteman – ramesh dookoo & guyana private sector cocaine speaks #greenheart”

The Empire Files: Chevron vs. the Amazon – Inside the Killzone

A U.S. court just handed another victory to the oil giant Chevron Texaco, in its decades-long battle to avoid paying damages it owes in one of the worst environmental disasters in history. In the Ecuadorean Amazon, the most biodiverse area of the world, the energy titan deliberately poisoned 5 million acres of pristine habitat and subjected tens of thousands of indigenous peoples to destruction of their health and culture. In Part 1 of ‘Chevron vs. the Amazon,’ Abby Martin takes The Empire Files inside Chevron Texaco’s Amazon killzone to see the areas deemed “remediated” by Chevron, and spoke with the people living in the aftermath.