DMA Dialogues | Discovery of Oil Could Bring Migrant Labor Opportunities and Climate Displacement Challenges for Guyana
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Discovery of Oil Could Bring Migrant Labor Opportunities and Climate Displacement Challenges for Guyana

Discovery of Oil Could Bring Migrant Labor Opportunities and Climate Displacement Challenges for Guyana

The discovery of massive oil reserves off the Guyana coast will bring immense riches to this small South American country. This windfall will draw migrant labor and the return of some diaspora members to Guyana, which has one of the world’s highest emigration rates. It also could accelerate climate displacement in a country where 90 percent of the population lives in coastal areas below the sea level. This article explores the changes ahead.