Press Release – Is Oil & Gas Side-lining Guyana’s Climate Commitments?

Release Date: June 1, 2019

The document discusses the conflict between Guyana’s climate commitments and its burgeoning oil and gas industry. It highlights how the country’s carbon footprint is set to increase dramatically due to oil production, despite its previous leadership in climate action. The text criticizes the government for prioritizing extractive industries over environmental and public welfare, and calls for a national discussion on the future role of oil and gas in Guyana’s economy, emphasizing the need for policies that consider inter-generational equity and the full environmental cost of resource extraction.
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