Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Will ensure that reliable energy is provided to all in Guyana within an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable framework; with increasing consideration of renewable energy sources.

Recognizing the need for urgent action in addressing climate change has crafted a Low Carbon Development Strategy to protect and maintain Guyana's forests to reduce global carbon emissions and at the same time attract resources for the country to grow and develop.

Will develop and harness hydropower which will transform the electricity sector by providing about 90% of Guyana's electricity from renewable energy.

Implementation methodologies

Has embarked on a programme to install about 15,000 home solar photovoltaic systems primarily in hinterland communities.

Continues to encourage the development of renewable energy by removing duties and taxes on renewable energy equipment and energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diode (LED) lights.

Is in the process of conducting energy assessments/audits of public, residential and commercial buildings with the objective of reducing energy consumption and attaining higher levels of energy efficiency.

Will continue to promote awareness and disseminate information on sustainable energy

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Guyana, in partnership with the Governments of Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and UNDP.
Deliverables
2030
Develop and harness hydropower which will transform the electricity sector by providing about 90% of Guyana's electricity from renewable energy.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Other, please specify
In partnership with Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, and UK, and UNDP
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Action Network
Information
Location: Guyana
Date of completion: 2030
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Permanent Mission of Nauru to the United Nations, nauru@un.int

Documents
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