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GSDI: Guyana

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GuyanaGuyana is a poor, low-lying state on the South American coast predominantly covered by tropical rain forest. Climate change is likely to cause seasonal weather patterns to alter. Rising sea levels have necessitated increased expenditure to address the consequences of flooding and the overtopping of river and sea defenses.

With higher temperatures and more rainfall, Guyana is also seeing a spread of malaria beyond previous levels. This threatens to push the disease back into densely populated coastal regions as water levels rise and introduce new breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Country: Guyana

Region: South America

ASP Assessment:

Vulnerability: High

Perception of Climate Change: Security Threat

Capacity: Low

Preparedness: Medium

Overall Assessment: Good


Full Report:


Global Security Defense Index on Climate Change – Guyana 2014 by The American Security Project