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Mitigation: Guyana’s approach to climate change mitigation focuses on pursing a green economy through low-emission economic-development, emphasizing activities within the energy and forestry sectors. Unconditionally Guyana commits to continued efforts on sustainable and inclusive forestry, timber industry improvements, the expansion of hydropower and bioenergy, and facilitating energy efficiency. With financial, technical, and capacity building support from the international community Guyana could pursue other mitigation efforts related to avoiding deforestation through programs like REDD+, comprehensively improving forest governance and legality, and developing a 100% renewable power supply by 2025. Adaptation: Guyana faces significant climate risks, making climate change adaptation a priority. Adaptation efforts focus on renewable energy, forestry, and coastal ecosystems, for example mangrove restoration programmed along the vulnerable coast. Other strategies target the agricultural sector, including the development of crop varieties that are flood and drought resistant and the introduction of new agricultural techniques. Finally, disaster risk management strategies include upgrading infrastructure and other assets to protect against flooding, and the development of an early warning system. International Climate and Environmental Commitments: The Paris Agreement (Party), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Party), Convention on Biological Diversity (Party), Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Party), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Party)

Summary


Guyana's NDC-SDG Connections

Guyana is a country on the north coast of South America, including low coastal areas, savannahs, forested highlands, and sand and clay hills. The country is heavily forested and has maintained one of the lowest deforestation rates on Earth. Despite its natural resource abundance (tropical forests, fertile agricultural land, and gold available for mining) Guyana is less economically developed than other South American countries. Guyana also faces significant climate risks. Its low-lying coastline is particularly vulnerable to flooding and sea level rise and coastal agriculture and aquaculture is at risk from saline intrusion. Environmental actions that can boost incomes and fund development whilst addressing mitigation, like financing through forest conservation agreements (including the REDD+ model), are therefore highly relevant.

 

 

 

 

International Commitments and Reporting

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Nationally Determined Contribution Under the Paris Agreement - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/NDCStaging/pages/Party.aspx?party=GUY

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Country Factsheet on Intended NDCs - http://spappssecext.worldbank.org/sites/indc/PDF_Library/GY.pdf
World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal - https://climateknowledgeportal.worldbank.org/country/guyana
ClimateWatch Profile - https://www.climatewatchdata.org/countries/GUY
NDC Partnership Page - http://ndcpartnership.org/countries-map/country?iso=GUY

SDG Voluntary National Review

2019 Voluntary National Review - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/memberstates/guyana

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Overview - https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/caribbean
UNDP's Open SDG Data Hub - http://unstats-undesa.opendata.arcgis.com/

NDCs and SDGs

Mapping of NDC-SDG Connections - https://klimalog.die-gdi.de/ndc-sdg/country/GUY

NDCs, SDGs, and Climate Change

NDC Partnership Dashboard on NDCs and relation to the SDGs and Climate Change Vulnerability - http://ndcpartnership.org/climate-watch/ndcs-sdg

Emissions Data

Guyana does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but national emissions reporting can be found within this report - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/guync2.pdf
The ClimateWatch profile may provide one more recent assessment of greenhouse gas emissions - https://www.climatewatchdata.org/countries/GUY

Sendai and Hyogo Frameworks

Sendai Framework Data Readiness Review Report - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=53126&cid=73

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

No Action to date - https://www4.unfccc.int/sites/PublicNAMA/SitePages/Country.aspx?CountryI...

National Action Plans

Climate Resilience Strategy and Action Plan - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=60417&cid=73

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

Convention to Combat Desertification National Action Programme - https://knowledge.unccd.int/sites/default/files/naps/Guyana_Aligned%2520...
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan - https://www.cbd.int/doc/world/gy/gy-nbsap-v3-en.pdf

National Regulations/Policies

Environmental Protection Act - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC039200
Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040 - https://www.doe.gov.gy/published/document/5cd1d69fe5569929a69b35b0
Framework of the Guyana Green State Development Strategy and Financing Mechanisms - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/framework-of-the-guyana-green...
Low Carbon Development Strategy - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/low-carbon-development-strategy/
Low Carbon Development Strategy Update - Transforming Guyana's Economy While Combating Climate Change - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC169657
Revised National Forest Policy Statement 2018 - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC178005
Guyana Forestry Commission Act 2007 - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC141375
Guyana National Land Use Plan - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC178057
National Strategy for agriculture in Guyana 2013-2020 - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/national-strategy-for-agricul...
Plant Protection Act - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC141551
Fisheries Act - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC142497
Water and Sanitation Sector Strategic Plan 2017-2021 - http://www.fao.org/faolex/results/details/en/c/LEX-FAOC183327
National Energy Policy - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/guyana/name-131638-en.php
Hydro-Electric Power Bill of Guyana - https://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/guyana/name-131647-en.php

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/country-profiles/guyana

Financing

Key Areas of Climate Investment

Financing sustainable forestry - https://www.thegef.org/project/programme-sustainable-forestry-iwokrama-r...
Financing engagement with REDD + - https://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/country/guyana
Financing biodiversity conservation (particularly within the gold mining sector) - https://www.thegef.org/project/enhancing-biodiversity-protection-through...
Financing low-emissions energy technologies - https://www.thegef.org/project/mainstreaming-low-emission-energy-technol...
Financing efficiency improvements to power utilities - https://www.isdb.org/projects/data/uid-pj0033002
Financing sustainable energy - https://www.thegef.org/project/sustainable-energy-program-0
Financing knowledge exchange as a part of disaster risk mitigation - https://www.gfdrr.org/en/knowledge-exchange-adaptive-social-protection-s...

National Trust Fund

Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund - http://www.guyanareddfund.org/

Selected Relevant Sources of Climate Related Funding

Climate Funds Update - https://climatefundsupdate.org/data-dashboard/#1541245745457-d3cda887-f010
OECD Climate Change - https://www.oecd.org/env/cc/
OECD Investment for Green Growth - https://www.oecd.org/environment/green.htm
Climate Investment Funds - https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/country/guyana

Multilateral Funders

Guyana receives climate funding from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Islamic Development Bank, the Global Climate Change Alliance, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, the Global Environment Facility, and the Green Climate Fund, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index - https://gain.nd.edu/our-work/country-index/
Environmental Performance Index - https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/

Natural Disaster/Hazards

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery - https://www.gfdrr.org/en/guyana
PreventionWeb - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/countries/america/guy

Energy Supply and Demand

Renewable Energy Policy Brief: Guyana - https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2015/IRENA_...
Renewable Energy: Opportunities in Guyana - http://www.ceintelligence.com/files/investment_opportunities/documents/R...

Land Use

Investing in Land Degradation Neutrality: Making the Case - https://www.unccd.int/sites/default/files/inline-files/Guyana.pdf
Guyana National Land Use Plan - http://goinvest.gov.gy/wp-content/uploads/GuyanaNLUP.pdf
Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 - http://www.fao.org/3/a-az232e.pdf
Guyana's Forest Resources and Environmental Services - http://www.itto.int/files/user/pdf/PROJECT_REPORTS/Payment%20for%20Envir...

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Guyana and FAO: Building Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Food Security - http://www.fao.org/3/a-au743e.pdf
An Assessment of the Economic Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector in Guyana - https://repositorio.cepal.org/bitstream/handle/11362/38586/1/LCCARL323_e...
Food loss analysis: Case study on the tomato value chain in the Republic of Guyana - http://www.fao.org/publications/card/en/c/I9610EN
Promoting Small-Scale Aquaculture in Guyana - http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/I9955EN
In Guyana's Indigenous Villages, Gender, Livelihoods, and Nature Intersect - https://www.conservation.org/blog/in-guyanas-indigenous-villages-gender-...

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Guyana's Second National Communication - https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/guync2.pdf
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action - https://www.preventionweb.net/english/policies/v.php?id=25704&cid=73

Case Studies

weADAPT Case Studies

weADAPT Entries - https://www.weadapt.org/subject/guyana

Climate and Development Network Country Page

Climate and Development Network Resources - https://cdkn.org/regions/guyana

Islamic Development Bank Reports

IsDB Country Page - https://www.isdb.org/guyana

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard - http://thinkhazard.org/en/report/107-guyana

Energy Supply and Demand Data

Renewable Energy Mapping - http://resourceirena.irena.org/gateway/countrySearch/?countryCode=GUY

Land Use Data

FAOStat - http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/

Weather/Meteorological Data

World Meteorological Organization Profile - https://www.wmo.int/cpdb/guyana

<span class="isdb-tag">Reforestation and/or Afforestation</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Bioenergy</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Energy Efficiency</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Hydropower</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Saline Intrusion</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Climate Services</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Hydrometeorological Hazards</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Coastal Management and Planning</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Agriculture Fishing Forestry Sector</span> <span class="isdb-tag"> Community Organization and Action</span>

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