Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Guyana is to provide technical support to the Government, development partners and private sector towards achieving sustainable, climate resilient and low carbon growth for Guyana.

GGGI supports the Government of Guyana in the development and implementation of their Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) 2030, which aims to develop Guyana’s economy on a sustainable and low carbon path by leveraging the economic opportunities that Guyana’s forest and its ecosystem services can provide.

Resource Partner

GGGI core funding

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Norad

Implementation Partner

GRIF Secretariat

UNDP

FAO

Government Counterpart

Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC)

Office of the President (OP)

Guyana Energy Agency (GEA)

Guyana Power & Light (GPL)

Hinterland Electrification Company Inc. (HECI)

Context

Guyana is the only English speaking country located along the north coast of South America. For this reason, as well as being one of the four founding members of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), the country is often considered part of the Caribbean. The country’s economy is heavily dependent on its natural resources: forests, minerals, arable land and, since 2020, oil and gas production. The coast is below the mean sea level, which, when combined with the increasing effects of climate change especially rising sea levels, unpredictable heavy rainfall events and sinking lands, makes the country vulnerable to climate change. This is further exacerbated as more than 90% of the population resides along the coast, and most economic activities occur there.

The main contributors to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions are the energy and agriculture sectors. In the energy sector, 97% of the electricity demand is generated with Heavy Fuel Oil and Diesel and the total energy demanded by the transport sector is provided by fossil fuels. Agriculture is the second-largest GHG emitter, with current emissions generated mainly from rice production and livestock. Guyana is currently scaling up its Oil and Gas operations, and it is estimated that by 2025, the oil and gas platforms could double the current GHG emissions.

In contrast, Guyana is a carbon sink and is identified as a High Forest and Low Deforestation (HFLD) country with a forest cover of  85% and an average annual deforestation rate of 0.06% over the last 10 years.

Guyana is one of the founding members of GGGI since its formation in 2012. Since 2018, GGGI has been present in Guyana and has become a trusted advisor within the energy sector. GGGI has supported the mobilization of US$ 32 million of investment for solar PV projects to date, which has reduced emissions of 0.44 million tonCO2e and generated 991 full-time Job-year. GGGI has developed Guyana’s energy transition policy which is included in the draft Low Carbon Development Strategy Extended(LCDS). The plan’s implementation outlined in the policy would save approximately 50 million tonCO2e and generate 26,800 Job-year. Since 2021, GGGI has expanded its support areas to include Forestry and Agriculture.

News

News • June 20, 2022

Developing MRV and GHG Inventory Capacity in Guyana

Guyana – Friday, Jun 17, 2022. The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) continues its support to the Government of Guyana by providing capacity building on Measurement Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project: “Development of Guyana’s National Climate Finance Strategy, MRV System and […]

News • May 16, 2022

GGGI supports Guyana in developing a National MRV System

Guyana – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), an international, intergovernmental organization, is working closely with the Government of Guyana and project partners to promote sustainable and low carbon development. On April 28th, 2022, a stakeholder briefing for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project: “Development of Guyana’s National Climate Finance Strategy, MRV System and […]

News • March 8, 2018

The Government of Guyana, the Private Sector Commission and GGGI meet to discuss business opportunities for Solar PV in Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana – Thursday, 8 March 2018 – The Government of Guyana, a founding member of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) through its Focal Point Office, the Department of Environment (DOE) along with the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) and the Private Sector Commission, in partnership with GGGI hosted a half-day workshop today. The workshop […]

Projects

GY05
Countries
GY05 Monitoring, Reporting and Management Support for Guyana-Norway Partnership portofolio
Start Date Q3 2021
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 1,168,923
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Cross Cutting
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Green Finance
  • Carbon Pricing
  • Climate Finance
  • GHGI
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting and Verification
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GY06
Thematic Areas
Countries
GY06 Development of Guyana’s National Climate Finance Strategy, MRV System and Project Pipeline to Support NDC Implementation
Start Date Q4 29 December 2020
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 692,950
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Guyana(GY02) Enhancing Guyana’s Access to GCF to Transition to Renewable Energy
Start Date Q1 Feb 26 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 289,003
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Guyana(GY04) Guyana NDC progress and MRV
Start Date Q1 Sept 3 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 35,056
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies Côte d’Ivoire  • Green Recovery  • Technical Report  • Denmark  • flagship-publications
Report
Green Recovery and Climate Action: Assessing Green Jobs from Renewable Energy and Forestry Investments for Developing and Emerging Economies

Côte d’Ivoire  • Green Recovery  • Technical Report  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • forestry investments  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Saint Lucia  • Cambodia  • Climate action  • Rwanda  • Guyana  • Colombia  • Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Viet Nam  • Hungary  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • #greengrowth  • Uganda  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu  • Green Jobs  • Green recovery  • green growth  • green jobs  • renewable energy  • sustainable development

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique
Report
Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

Uzbekistan  • Caribbean  • Ecuador  • Saint Lucia  • Mozambique  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Hungary  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Burkina Faso  • Peru  • Green Cities  • Tonga  • Qatar  • Uganda  • Indonesia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Buildings and Industry  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Sustainable Transport  • Waste  • Solar Energy  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Green Finance  • Climate-Smart Agriculture  • Coastal Resilience

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Mongolia  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Nepal  • Guyana  • Costa Rica  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Hungary  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Myanmar  • Ethiopia  • Peru  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Cross Cutting  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Nepal
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Nepal  • Hungary  • Rwanda  • Colombia  • Senegal  • Fiji  • United Arab Emirates  • Jordan  • Viet Nam  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • UAE  • Guyana  • Cambodia  • Mozambique  • Peru  • Tonga  • Ethiopia  • Green Cities  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal
Report
Green Growth in Action: Achieving Green Energy Transformation

Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Mozambique  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Cambodia  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Fiji  • India  • Mongolia  • Morocco  • Uganda  • Ethiopia  • Burkina Faso  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Vanuatu

Evaluation of Green Investment Services (2020) Mozambique  • Nepal  • Cambodia  • Philippines  • Rwanda
Report
Evaluation of Green Investment Services (2020)

Mozambique  • Nepal  • Cambodia  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Costa Rica  • Guyana  • Fiji  • Hungary  • India  • Lao PDR  • Myanmar  • Ethiopia  • Uganda  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Green Finance  • Climate Finance  • National Financing Vehicles  • NFVs

Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015) Paraguay  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates
Report
Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015)

Paraguay  • Jordan  • Senegal  • Kiribati  • United Arab Emirates  • Lao PDR  • Viet Nam  • Cambodia  • Mongolia  • Guyana  • Mozambique  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Colombia  • Nepal  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • Philippines  • India  • Rwanda  • Uganda  • Morocco  • Ethiopia  • Myanmar  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Vanuatu  • Gender and Inclusive Development  • Climate Resilient and Green Growth  • Green Finance

Second Joint Donor Review (2013) Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Philippines  • Rwanda
Report
Second Joint Donor Review (2013)

Pacific  • Uzbekistan  • Paraguay  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Cambodia  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Costa Rica  • India  • Kiribati  • Mongolia  • Ethiopia  • Qatar  • Peru  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand

GGGI In-Country Staff

David Fernandez

Country Representative