Guyana, officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, Suriname to the east, and Venezuela to the west. However, it is often considered part of the Caribbean region because of its strong cultural, historical, and political ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Guyana, which is 83,000 square miles, is the only South American nation in which English is the official language. The name Guyana is an Amerindian word meaning "Land of Many Waters".
Guyana is a multi-ethnic society with a population of 746,955 (2012 census). Its main economic activities are agriculture, mining, timber, and fishing. In 2015 the first of several significant deep-water oil discoveries were found, which will have a significant effect on the country’s economy.
More than 80% of Guyana is still covered by forest. Its tropical climate, unique geology, and relatively pristine ecosystems support extensive areas of species-rich rainforests and natural habitats.
Recently the Government of Guyana has identified the concept of a Low Carbon Development Strategy to advance the sustainable development of the resources of the country. This concept not only responds to current global realities on climate change but also offers the promise of a diversified growth strategy that utilises the country’s rich natural resources.
The LCDS 2030 sets out four inter-linked objectives for Guyana, the first three of which were the basic objectives of the LCDS since 2009 and the fourth of which was added to reflect new local and global realities:
• Value Ecosystem Services
• Invest in Clean Energy and Stimulate Low Carbon Growth
• Protect Against Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss
• Align with Global Climate and Biodiversity Goals
Explore the investment opportunities in Guyana
"Guyana is a sleeping economic giant. From its vast tracts of arable lands to its resource-rich forested regions and lucrative offshore oil-rich basin, the country is teeming with investment opportunities"
His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Guyana - An energy powerhouse in the making where oil and gas drives social transformation.
"The booming oil industry will be the driving force behind the socio-economic transformation...that is positioned to become the most prosperous country in the Caribbean and South American region."
Hon. Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, Vice-President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
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