Thousands of persons have travelled to Dubai, an emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for this year’s global climate talks, COP28. Delegates from Guyana including the country’s President Dr. Irfaan Ali, Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo and Indigenous leaders have also travelled to Dubai in hopes of showing the world how Guyana has been protecting its forests, how its Indigenous people are using it and how it intends to earn more from keeping those forests intact.

Guyana also hopes to influence the conversation on climate change by explaining that emitters, like players in the oil and gas sector, cannot be locked out of the climate talks.

This story was published by News Room, with the support of Climate Tracker’s COP28 Climate Justice Reporting Fellowship.

About the author of this article
Vishani Ragobeer

Vishani is a 23-year-old journalist from Guyana with a keen interest in science journalism and data visualisation.