Country Brief

Guinea has particularly abundant natural resources, especially forests, meaning that itis considered as a carbon sink. In addition, more than 1000 watercourses and four of the major West African rivers rise in the country. These resources are under severe threat from the impact of climate change and regional population flows are likely to increase the pressure. Guinea is both sensitive and exposed to climate change. Located at the gates of the Sahel, one of the regions of the world most affected by climate change, Guinea must quickly reduce its vulnerability for the benefit of both its own people and its neighbours. For all these reasons and with a view to making the most effective contribution possible to its own and its neighbours' sustainable development, Guinea seeks to become a stabilizing influence in the sub-region by 2030. Its ambition is also to move from the status of Least Developed Country (LDC) to that of Emerging Country by 2030.