Guatemala: Strengthening Environmental Governance in the face of Climate Risks in Guatemala
The purpose of the Joint Programme was to develop environmental governance mechanisms to strengthen the capacity for adaptation to climate change in Guatemala, especially for the most vulnerable and poorest of the population.
To achieve this, the Programme focused on strengthening those mechanisms which allow for the proper administration of environmental interests, and that foster adaptability to climate changes:
i) At the national level, through inter-institutional coordination and strategical implementation of three relevant national policies (social, environmental and water resources);
ii) At the subnational level, focusing primarily on the strengthening of financial and administrative environmental management, specifically of the drought corridor of Guatemala; and
iii) At the local level, through pilot project interventions in communities and municipalities.
This Joint Programme was launched in August 2008 and was closed in February 2012.
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- Promotion of 17 municipal public policies for environmental management and two departmental public policies for water and forest management.
- Training delivered to communities to improve their decision-making skills.
- Promotion of alternative water and sanitation technologies in 56 communities, benefitting more than 6,000 people.
*as of June 2012 programme reporting period