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Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040

01/05/2019 Rights: Information Participation Justice Topics: Biodiversity Climate Change Certification Environmental education Energy Gender Mining Indigenous peoples Guyana

The Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040 is Guyana’s twenty-year, national development policy that reflects the guiding vision and principles of the ‘green agenda’: “An inclusive and prosperous Guyana that provides a good quality of life for all its citizens based on sound education and...

Access to Information Act (No. 21 of 2011)

27/09/2011 Rights: Information Justice Guyana

The object of the Access to Information Act is setting a practical regime of the right to information for persons, in order to secure the access to information under the control of public authorities and promote transparency and accountability.

Amerindian Act (No. 6 of 2006)

14/03/2006 Rights: Participation Justice Topics: Biodiversity Mining Indigenous peoples Guyana

The Act provides for the recognition and protection of collective rights of Amerindian Villages and Communities in Guyana and the promotion of good governance.

Environmental Protection Act (No. 11 of 1996)

05/06/1996 Rights: Information Participation Justice Topics: Environmental assessment Environmental education Guyana

This Act provides for the management, conservation, protection and improvement of the environment, the prevention or control of pollution, the assessment of the impact of economic development on the environment, the sustainable use of natural resources and other related matters in Guyana. 

Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana

20/02/1980 Rights: Information Participation Justice Topics: Cities Gender Guyana

The Constitution of Guyana recognizes the right of every person to an environment that is not harmful to his or her health or well-being and the duty of every citizen to participate in activities designed to improve the environment and protect the health of the nation.