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Since a significant portion of the economy depends on agricultural outputs, the negative impact of predicted climate change on Guyana could be particularly devastating.1 The average annual temperature is projected to increase over the coming decades, and extreme weather events such as droughts and floods are predicted to increase in frequency.2 Over 90% of the Guyanese people live within short distance of the coast and the projected rising sea levels could force a migration of people inland.3 One of the ways that Guyana has attempted to combat the threat of climate change is by creating the Low Carbon Development Strategy that will simultaneously combat climate change as well as promote sustainable economic development.4

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1http://www.caribank.org/uploads/2014/05/Climate-Change-Impacts-on-Guyana-and-Current-Initiatives-by-Gitanjjali-Chandarpal.pdf
2-3 Ibid
4 http://www.lcds.gov.gy/
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Guyana News

Demerara Waves 
Guyana's state radio and television broadcaster, National Communications Network (NCN) gets a new board of directors. Under the chairmanship of veteran journalist and owner of Capitol News, Enrico Woolford, the board includes the Director of the ... See more..
Antigua Observer 
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr 25, CMC – Hundreds of Cuban nationals stranded here over the past few days were leaving Guyana on Tuesday after the ... See more..
Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog) 
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Ahead of next month's meeting of the 42nd annual governors meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Guyana has expressed concern at the “the sloth like pace at which programmes and projects ... See more..
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Demerara Waves 
United States-based Guyanese could soon be asked to pay more to send their relatives and friends a 'small piece' or a 'frek' if a Bill is passed to impose a two percent tax on all remittances sent to Guyana and several other countries to help fund the ... See more..
WorldOil (subscription) 
We value our long-term, collaborative relationship with Exxon Mobil and we are committed to execution excellence and the successful long-term development of the project in Guyana” said Hallvard Hasselknipe, president of subsea projects, TechnipFMC. See more..
Trinidad & Tobago Express 
It has been five-and-half-years since a conman and his associates defrauded the National Energy Corporation (NEC, now National Energy) of $60 million with authorities still clueless as to who perpetrated the act. Of that amount, $25 million still ... See more..
Demerara Waves 
From left: Chairman of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Larry London ; US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway; President of NATA,Annette ArjoonMartins ... See more..
ESPNcricinfo.com 
Leeward Islands ended their Regional 4-Day tournament campaign with a ten-wicket win over Guyana, a result that had no impact on the teams' standings at ... See more..
University of Texas at Dallas (press release) 
Phillip Accetturo BS'16, a geospatial information sciences (GIS) master's student in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, recently published a study examining the prevalence of crime in the South American country of Guyana. The study ... See more..
Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine 
Next month shooting will begin on a 3D seismic survey over the Kanuku license offshore Guyana, directly up-dip of ExxonMobil's Liza oil discovery, with results used to define potential prospects for drilling in 2018/19. A 3D survey over the Orinduik ... See more..
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Geography

Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Suriname and Venezuela
Area

Total 214,969 sq km
Land 196,849 sq km
Water 18,120 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; two rainy seasons (May to August, November to January)
Natural Resources

bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish ;
Natural Hazards

flash flood threat during rainy seasons
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from sewage and agricultural and industrial chemicals; deforestation

Demographics

Nationality
Guyanese
Population
739,903 (July 2013 est.)
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The Guyanese economy exhibited moderate economic growth in recent years and is based largely on agriculture and extractive industries. The economy is heavily dependent upon the export of six commodities - sugar, gold, bauxite, shrimp, timber, and rice - which represent nearly 60% of the country's GDP and are highly susceptible to adverse weather conditions and fluctuations in commodity prices. Guyana's entrance into the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) in January 2006 has broadened the country''s export market, primarily in the raw materials sector. Guyana has experienced positive growth almost every year over the past decade. Inflation has been ...See More kept under control. Recent years have seen the government''s stock of debt reduced significantly - with external debt now less than half of what it was in the early 1990s. Chronic problems include a shortage of skilled labor and a deficient infrastructure. Despite recent improvements, the government is still juggling a sizable external debt against the urgent need for expanded public investment. In March 2007, the Inter-American Development Bank, Guyana''s principal donor, canceled Guyana''s nearly $470 million debt, equivalent to 21% of GDP, which along with other Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) debt forgiveness brought the debt-to-GDP ratio down from 183% in 2006 to 120% in 2007. Guyana became heavily indebted as a result of the inward-looking, state-led development model pursued in the 1970s and 1980s. Growth slowed in 2009 as a result of the world recession, but picked up in 2010-11, before slowing again in 2012, as a result of a second recession, this focused mainly in Europe. The slowdown in the domestic economy and lower import costs has helped to narrow the country''s current account deficit, despite generally lower earnings from exports. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$6.256 billion (2012 est.); $6.054 billion (2011 est.); $5.741 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

10.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 11.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 18.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, rice, edible oils; beef, pork, poultry; shrimp, fish
Industries

bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining