GUYANA

JOINED PAGE in 2017

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Context

The country is currently developing a long-term Green State Development Strategy (15-20 year planning) with the support of PAGE, building on previous national commitments to sustainable development, such as: the country's National Determined Contribution (NDC), the Low Carbon Development Strategy, the Climate Resilience Strategy Action Plan (CRSAP), the Renewable Energy Transition Plan, the Climate Change Resilience Strategy and Adaptation Plan, the National Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation, and the National Adaptation Strategy for the Agricultural Sector (2009-2018). This Strategy lays the principle foundations for inclusive green economic and social growth, provides a roadmap for achieving sustainable development goals and related targets, and outlines a long-term vision for a prosperous and equitable future. The objective of the strategy is to reorient and diversify Guyana’s economy, reducing reliance on traditional sectors and opening up new sustainable income and investment opportunities in higher value adding and higher growth sectors, while promoting an equitable distribution of benefits to all.

PAGE'S WORK IN GUYANA

PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGN OF THE GREEN STATE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (GSDS)

SUPPORTING THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS IN IDENTIFYING PRIORITY SECTORS

SUPPORTING THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS IN IDENTIFYING PRIORITY SECTORS

PAGE is currently supporting the Guyanese government in identifying and analyzing potential effects of greening national productive sectors. PAGE is providing macroeconomic modeling support to analyze green economy policies with 4 sectoral modules: infrastructure, energy, forest and agriculture. A Green Jobs Assessment and Green Industry Assessment is also undertaken, so as to determine key opportunities to accelerate positive change in these sectors of Guyana’s economy.

BUILDING NATIONAL CAPACITIES FOR A TRANSITION TO A GREEN ECONOMY

BUILDING NATIONAL CAPACITIES FOR A TRANSITION TO A GREEN ECONOMY

UN Environment and the Guyana REDD + Investment Fund are conducting training and face-to-face workshops on green economy and trade. PAGE is also supporting capacity building on sustainable finance and green bonds.