What is GSDS?

The objective of the GSDS is to reorient and diversify Guyana’s economy, reducing reliance on resource-intensive sectors and opening up new sustainable income and investment opportunities in green sectors with higher added value, while promoting an equitable distribution of benefits and opportunities to all Guyanese. The GSDS will provide a platform from which Guyana can start the transition to a diversified green and inclusive economy, become a leading example of a ‘Green State’ and serve as an inspiration to other countries in the region and worldwide. It will address the six supporting principles, or delineating core values and objectives of the Strategy There are 7 central themes which must be addressed in order to support the Principles, and ultimately, Vision 2030.

  • Green and Inclusive Structural Transformation
  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Services
  • Energy Transition to Renewable Energy
  • Resilient Infrastrcture and Spatial Development
  • Human Development and Well-Being
  • Governance and Institutional Pillars
  • International Cooperation, Trade and Investment

Structure of the Strategy.

  • Aligned to 2030 agenda


  • Six core values to ensure integrated approach


  • Seven key sectors for transformation


  • Support for implementation

    Finance Mechanism


A proposed Vision for Guyana has been developed based on the information received during the initial stakeholder consultation in December 2016, and the written comments received from various stakeholders during January 2017. This vision will be further elaborated during the consultation phases of the development of the GSDS.

Vision 2030.

  • A Green, Inclusive and Prosperous Guyana that provides a good quality of life for all its citizens based on a sound education, social protection and new economic opportunities.
  • What is your vision for Guyana by the year 2030?
  • Share your vision with us at guyana.gsds.2018@gmail.com with the subject: Vision 2030.

Theme 1

Green inclusive, structural transformation

  • Resource Extraction for Sustainable Development
  • Diversified Agriculture
  • Value Adding Industry
  • Enabling Business Environment

Theme 2

Sustainable Natural Resources Management

(a)Protect, Restore and Promote Sustainable Use (PRP) of Forests, Biodiversity, Land Quality, and Fresh Water Resources

(b) Protection, Restoration and Sustainable Use (PRS) of Coastal and Marine Resources

    Theme 2 (a)
  • Land Use Planning
  • Diversified Agriculture Sector
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Fresh Water Management
  • Traditional
    Theme 2 (b)
  • Coastal Ecosystem Services
  • Fisheries Management

Theme 3

Energy – Transition Toward Renewable Rnergy

  • 100% Renewable Energy Generation
  • Affordable Energy for All
  • Security and Quality Energy for Businesses
  • Increased Enersy Efficiency

Theme 4

Resilient Infrastructure and Spatial Development

(a) Coastal Resilience and Sustainable Infrastructure

(b) Inclusive and Green Urban Settlement

    Theme 4 (a)
  • Coastal Protection Infrastructure and Systems
  • Resilient, Sustainable and Robust Transportation Infrastructure
    Theme 4 (b)
  • Urban land-use Regulation and Infrastructure Development
  • Municipal Management and Services
  • Municipal Finances and Financing Capacity

Theme 5

Human Development and Wellbeing

(a) Ensure healthy and socially secure people

(b) Empowering our youth and Indigenous people

(c) Access to good quality of education, human development and green skills

    Theme 5 (a)
  • Health Care Treatment
  • Preventative Health and Health Promotion
  • Focus on Vulnerable Groups
  • Empowering Youths and Indigenous People
    Theme 5 (c)
  • Access to Quality Facilities
  • Availability and Quality of Personnel
  • Curriculum, Instructional Tools and Methods
  • Ongoing Education, Training and Public Information
  • MonitoringandAccountability

Theme 6

Governance and Institutional Foundation

  • Knowledge Management Information and Communication
  • Transparency, Good Governance and Rule of Law

Theme 7

International Cooperation, Trade and Investment

  • BiodiversityConservation(COTED)
  • Marine and Border Issues
  • UN Charter and Treaties