Climate Landscape Analysis for Children
An assessment of the impact of climate, energy and environment on children in Guyana
This Report is a result of UNICEF Guyana’s decision to conduct a Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC) to examine the baseline situation of climate, energy and environment (CEE) -related issues affecting children and how they relate to UNICEF’s priorities. The aim of the CLAC is to aid in identifying:
i. Knowledge and data gaps and issues for further research;
ii. Strategic entry points for the CO (mainstreaming and stand-alone);
iii. Strategic partnerships;
iv. Opportunities for leveraging climate finance for improved results for children;
v. What UNICEF can bring to the table in potential joint proposals and partnerships; and
vi. Recommendations for building the office’s capacity on climate, energy and environment issues
A mixed methods approach was adopted in order to give consideration to the methodological guidelines of the CLAC and the principal data collection methods employed included a desk review and analysis of available documentation; in-depth, face to face interviews and focus group meetings; professional experience, knowledge and judgement; and a validation workshop.
The Report presents the climate, environment and energy situation in Guyana, Government responses to/priorities on CEE, the impact of CEE-related issues on children, child-inclusive CEE policies, strategies and programming, CEE funding landscape in Guyana, linkages of the UNICEF Country Programme to CEE and recommendations. A number of policies, strategies, and action plans to guide national responses to issues related to climate, energy and environment including the Draft Climate Resilient Strategy and Action Plan (CRSAP, 2015), Guyana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs, 2015) and National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP, 2012 -2020).