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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 
Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland, High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana, Pierre Giroux and President of the Association Caribbean Media Workers (ACM), Wesley Gibbings displaying their editions of the “Our House, An Introduction ... See more..
Queens Chronicle 
That's because, before moving to Brooklyn in 1968, he was used to food prepared with fresh ingredients in his native Berbice, Guyana. And while his mother made sure he always came home to a homemade meal, there weren't many other places to get a ... See more..
Demerara Waves 
Guyana is finalising a study on how best to transport natural gas from the Liza oil field to shore and to use it to fuel electricity generation, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said Friday. Patterson declined to discuss the cost of ... See more..
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Demerara Waves 
A team of youths, who will be representing Guyana in the First Global Robotic Challenge in the United States (US) next month, has received support amounting to GYD$2.5 million, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Thursday. The group is part of the ... See more..
Trinidad & Tobago Express 
Three dead by a basketball court on Monday. We've had close to 240 murders, up 13 per cent on last year. At this year's daily rate, we'll see more than 500. Of the murders I've seen reported this month, all but one look like gang-related hits ... See more..
Stabroek News 
The governments of Guyana and Colombia on Wednesday signed an `Agreement on Mutual Exemption of Visa for Holders of Ordinary Passports', a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here said yesterday. Signed on the margins of the 47th Regular ... See more..
Caribbean360.com (subscription) 
Exxon Mobile Corporation is moving full speed ahead with its multi-billion-dollar investment which will essentially transform Guyana into the world's newest oil-producing country. With the Government's regulatory approval of the deal and the issuing of ... See more..
Business News Americas (subscription) 
SBM Offshore reported that ExxonMobil formally confirmed the award of contracts for the next phase of the Liza project in Guyana, ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always ... See more..
Washington Post 
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The South American country of Guyana has issued its first oil and gas license to ExxonMobil, which has said it made “significant” oil discoveries off the Atlantic coast. Resources Minister Raphael Trotman said late Thursday that ... See more..
E&P 
ExxonMobil has selected SBM Offshore to construct, install, lease and operate an FPSO unit for the next phase of the Liza project offshore Guyana, according to ... 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