Our environmental perspective

Communities in Guyana are facing the effects of climate change and indigenous communities, migrant and refugees and low-income families are among the people who is most affected by climate disasters. With the ongoing projects in extractive induestries (mining and oil), Guyana is at risk of losing its unique biodiversity. Voices GY is working with communities to increase awareness of the effects of climate change, stregthening networks for a better response and giving resources and capacity building to local and regional organizations to tackle climate change. 

NEWS

Join our Caribbean School of Climate Change! 30 participants and young leaders from the Caribbean will be selected. 
The Caribbean School of Climate is a virtual program where we will talk about the climate crisis, it's direct effects on our communities and hear about initiatives in our region that are making a difference. We will talk about how climate affects lands & oceans, discuss best practices for disaster prevention, talk about adaptation in our communities and hear from activists who are mobilizing against the climate crisis. 

 

This program includes 5 virtual sessions that will be an hour long each. We will meet once weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00pm AST starting on Sep 1, 2021.  The program ends on September 29, 2021. 

 

The Caribbean School of Climate is open to residents of every Caribbean nation. We will have interpretation available for speakers of Spanish, French and English. Join us by registering here today!

 

 This virtual program is organized by 350.org, a global climate organization, and Voices GY, an organization in Guyana fighting for human rights.

ESSO Exploration and Production Guyana Limited's application for environmental authorization to EPA.  
An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required to be conducted. Members of the public are invited to make written submissions to the EPA, setting out those questions and matters which they request to be answered or considered in the EIA. Deadline:  June 5th, 2021.

PAST EVENTS

Global Just Recovery Gathering

 

The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a three-day online event featuring interactive workshops, cultural sessions, and hands-on trainings. Build your skills, strengthen relationships, and hear from a powerful line-up of climate leaders, artists, and musicians in every corner of the world. Join us in designing a new path towards a better future for all.

Guide for community consultation in Guyana by the Inter-American Development Bank.