The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) is responsible for the administration and management of all State Forest Land in Guyana, including the oversight of all forestry concessions, from initial granting to monitoring and enforcement. It also develops and monitors standards for forest sector activities, develops and implements protection and conservation strategies, and oversees research and education relating to forests in Guyana. The organisation also advises the Minister on issues of forest policy, forestry laws and regulations.
The GFC is at the forefront of the development of a national Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System Roadmap for the national REDD+ programme, and is also at the forefront of Guyana's developments under the Forest Carbon Parternship Facility. The GFC houses the dedicated REDD Secretariat.