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, and noted that, should the post-2012 framework fail to acknowledge the importance of standing rainforests, the fight against this phenomenon will be lost.Based on a comprehensive analysis of Guyana’s standing forests, it has been revealed that the country could earn up to $2B per year from the President’s carbon based mechanism strategy.This model excludes 1.7 million acres of titled land to Amerindian communities and ten million hectares that are being utilised to preserve bio-diversity, but the President noted that it will take time for capital markets to develop at a full scale.Should Guyana be remunerated for its efforts, the President said, Government will have a responsibility to ensure that the money is spent on environmentally sound and financially prudent developmental initiatives.The Head of State said that the recent analysis showed that Guyana’s forests can generate economic value to the nation of between US$430 million and US$2 billion a year, with the most likely figure being US$580 million.