• Impacts of climate change on developing countries

    Continued warming of the atmosphere at the current rate will result in substantial damage to water resources, ecosystems and coastlines, as well as having an impact on food supplies and health. The Stern Review (2007) estimates that if we do not act to limit GHG emissions,

  • Impacts of Observed Climate Change on Guyana

    Over the last century significant changes in Guyana’s climate were observed. Guyana’s Initial National Communication (INC) in Response to its Commitments to the UNFCCC (2002), provides an analysis of these changes which are described below. The Second National Communication is currently being developed.

  • Addressing climate change

    Climate change was identified as major global issue over the last couple of decades. In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to work together to consider what they could do to limit global temperature increases and the resulting climate change,
    and to cope with whatever impacts were, by then, inevitable. 

  • Guyana’s Actions

    Guyana established a commitment to work towards the reduction of the negative impacts of climate change by becoming a signatory to the UNFCCC in 1992, then ratifying the Convention on 17th November, 1994 and acceding to the KP on 5thAugust, 2003.

  • Projected climate changes for Guyana

    In Guyana, studies project that by the end of this century, temperatures can increase by up to 4°C, weather patterns will become more extreme and sea level is projected to rise to as much as two feet.

  • Projected Climate Changes for the world

    The IPCC SRES developed a set of climate change cenarios that show various combinations of demographic, economic and technological driving forces could affect future GHG emissions. The various emissions projections under different SRES scenarios are widely used in the ssessments of future climate change.

  • Studies On Climate Change - New Findings And Initiatives

    Scientific Within the last week scientists presented the findings of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepared by Working Group I.
    This report provides the most authoritative and updated information on the global status of climate
    change and builds upon the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).

  • The Impacts of Climate Change

    Climate change induced disruptions to natural systems have been linked to significant impacts, including disasters such as storms, hurricanes, and flooding. Further, continued warming of the atmosphere at the current rate will result in substantial damage to water resources, ecosystems, coastlines, food supplies and health.