Country

Guyana

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Guyana.

Country Context

Guyana is located in South America, bordered by Venezuela, Brazil, Suriname, and the Atlantic Ocean. A portion of Guyana’s territory lies within the boundaries of the Amazon Basin where three of its main rivers (the Essequibo, the Demerara and the Berbice) emerge. Guyana is divided into four main national regions: the low coastal belt, the hilly sand and clay region, the interior savannahs and the forested highlands. Guyana is well endowed with natural resources, fertile agricultural lands, bauxite, gold and extensive tropical forests covering more than 80% of the country. Agriculture and natural resources are important sources of economic activity in Guyana. In 2016, agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining accounted for 31% of total GDP. 

Guyana remains committed to fighting against global climate change. Actions are implemented through the country’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The country has been known for constant forest conservation. Through sustainably managing the state forest, Guyana’s government has made contributions to national forest policy. Furthermore, in partnership with the Kingdom of Norway, the country pioneered the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), developed a Measurement, Reporting, and Verification System (MRVS) for nation’s forest. Additionally, Guyana is in development of a national-level system for REDD. Guyana ratified the Paris Agreement on May 20, 2016 and the associated Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here.

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Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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