The new Low Carbon Development Strategy 2030 will create a new-low-carbon economy in Guyana by establishing incentives which value the world’s ecosystem services, and promoting these as an essential component of a new model of global development with sustainability at its core.

The Strategy was endorsed by Parliamentary Resolution NO.45. in August 2022.

Implementing LCDS 2030 will advance progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Guyana’s multilateral, regional and bilateral agreements within the thematic areas of each programme. In fact, the LCDS is aligned to all SDGs to varying degrees. This alignment will feed into sector level planning and will be integrated within institutional programming at Governmental level.

LCDS 2030 main goals:

1. Create New Incentives for a Low-Carbon Economy
2. Protect against Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss
3. Stimulate Future Growth: Clean Energy and Low-carbon Development
4. Align with Global Climate and Biodiversity Goals

More information at: https://lcds.gov.gy/


I. A new ecosystem services economy

1. Sustainable forestry and low-impact mining

2. Implement Mineral Mapping

2.1. Integrate planning and management of the mining and forestry sectors

3. Integrated Planning and Management of the Mining and Forest Sectors

3.1. Enhancing the Guyana Forestry Commission and Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Codes of Practice

4. Sustainable Forest Management

4.2. Implementation of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

5. Low Impact Mining

6. Forest climate services

7. Ecosystem Services

8. Forest Ecosystems

9. Biodiversity Conservation and Protection

9.1. Leveraging biodiversity through the LCDS will be supported by up-to-date knowledge and skills