Historic Step On Rainforests
History is being made: "And not just history in human affairs. It is about the history of life on Earth and whether we will find the means to co-operate in arresting the destruction of our planet's verdant lifebelt of tropical rainforests. ...It is unlikely to make too many headlines, but...two countries will take forward the kind of arrangement that many have talked about but few have had the boldness to actually do. Guyana and Norway's leadership is seen in the second stage of a ground-breaking deal through which one (Norway) makes annual payments to the other (Guyana) to keep its forests."