Forest Peoples Programme Supporting forest peoples’ rights

Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Climate Policies in Guyana: a special report

Amerindian peoples Association (APA)
Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)
11 June, 2014


More than four years after the signing of the Guyana-Norway MoU, this special report seeks to assess the quality of treatment of indigenous peoples’ rights in Guyana’s national policies on land, low carbon development and forests. The review draws on extensive community visits and policy analyses conducted by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) between 2009 and 2013.

The report presents multiple general and specific recommendations on measures required to strengthen the recognition and respect for indigenous peoples’ rights in national land use, forest and climate policies.


  1. Searching for justice and land security: Land rights, indigenous peoples and governance of tenure in Guyana
  2. Amerindian lands and resources in the Upper Mazaruni under siege
  3. Taking stock: indigenous peoples and low carbon development policies in Guyana
  4. Amaila Falls hydropower dam threatens the territory, livelihoods and forests of the Patamona people
  5. Strengthening forest governance or business as usual? Indigenous peoples and the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (EU FLEGT) process in Guyana
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