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Guyana

At a Glance

The Eastern and Southern Caribbean Regional Mission includes Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The geography of the Caribbean makes it vulnerable to Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms, whose intensity is projected to increase with climate change. Small island communities are also susceptible to salt intrusion into freshwater sources making the region highly vulnerable to rising sea level.  USAID’s work in the region aims to raise stakeholder awareness of climate change and facilitate the consideration of climate change in national development planning, the transition to renewable energy, and community preparedness to strengthen the long-term viability of the small island nations in the region.

    Funding and Key Indicators

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    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $3 Million

    Adaptation

    $3 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    750,204

    GHG Emissions Growth

    9.05%

    % Forested Area

    83.9%

    Climate Change Information

    Stories from the Area

    The Amazon region is home to 1.6 million Indigenous Peoples, all of whom depend on the region’s forest and water resources for their material and cultural survival. Studies have shown that deforestation rates are much lower in places where Amazonian Indigenous Peoples have strong land tenure rights, making Indigenous Peoples important allies in biodiversity conservation.