At a Glance
The Central America Regional Program serves Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Guatemala continues to struggle with high exposure to natural hazards and a natural resource base already degraded by overexploitation, deforestation, and slash-and-burn agricultural practices. Higher temperatures and more variable rainfall will increase the risk of food and water insecurity among the country’s most vulnerable. In addition to potentially exacerbating these adverse impacts, climate change will increase disaster risks in rapidly urbanizing areas with highly unstable physical infrastructure. The land-use change and forestry sector contribute around half of overall greenhouse gas emissions, followed by forestry, energy, and agriculture.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information
Key Climate Impact Areas
Funding and Key Indicators
Refer to metadata and sources for more details.