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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

Breaking Belize News (blog) 
By BBN Staff: Officer Cadet Francisco Choc of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) was awarded the best student overall in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Standard Officers Course (SOC), according to a Government of Belize press release. “Choc, who hails ... See more..
Demerara Waves 
Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall and current Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams. Attorney General ... See more..
Demerara Waves 
For the month of March thus far, four men, who reportedly told the court they were refugees, were charged with uttering false documents to officials in Guyana. See more..
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The Bent Musket (blog) 
Second-year midfielder Beresford takes advantage of the Rhinos' first week bye to join the Golden Jaguars. See more..
Demerara Waves 
Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma; Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Dr. Gobind Ganga and Finance Minister, Winston Jordan meeting with ... See more..
Adventist Review 
The president of Guyana attended a special rededication service at a Seventh-day Adventist church in the capital city of Georgetown on March 19, as part of a week-long celebration of the 130th anniversary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the country. See more..
Demerara Waves 
The special purpose government-owned company, Atlantic Hotel Inc; which owns the Marriott-branded hotel cannot afford to pay its debt to Republic Bank, ... See more..
Stabroek News 
I call for a national debate on this question: Should Guyana consider adopting the USD as our national currency? Vendors want an internationally accepted currency. Guyanese travelling abroad need the same thing. Before the floating exchange rate system ... See more..
Barnet & Whetstone Press 
HENDON'S Marcel Barrington has been named in the Guyana squad for their forthcoming international friendly against Martinique. The forward has impressed since joining the Greens from Tooting and Mitcham United in January, making 14 appearances for ... See more..
Jamaica Observer 
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana has refused entry of 2,000 cartons of tuna imported from China saying the action was prompted by an Inspector's report on samples taken from a container on March 9 this year. The Government Analyst- Food and ... 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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Finances

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