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Guatemala

TOTAL POPULATION

15.9 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

18,300 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

1,912,500 kt Latin America and the Caribbean, YEAR 2014

“An unconditional 11.2% emissions cut in 2030, relative to business as usual projections, or a conditional 22.6% reduction.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Elizabet Zhivkova donated € 200 to Help Build a Sustainable Art Community in Ghana . Microplastics: Macroproblems donated € 190 to In Your Face . Robby Block donated € 200 to In Your Face . Kanfideni Raissa donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Laurent Cousinier donated € 100 to Help Small Forest Owners in France Maintain Their Land . Rolf Jansen donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . Thomas Kerby donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . thomas kerby donated € 170 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Guatemala is an incredibly diverse country. It is part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot which is home to 7% of the world’s total biodiversity (on 0.1% of the surface of the world). The region is also part of the Pacific Fire Belt, which is a geologically active zone of volcanoes.

Some endangered members of the Guatemalan wildlife family include the West Indian manatee, Guatemalan black howler, Nelson’s spiny pocket mouse, Maya mouse, Derby’s woolly opossum, all wonderfully interesting creatures, with pretty cool names.

Guatemala has 37 volcanoes (4 of them active) and 2 mountain ranges on its territory. This rugged terrain combined with dry and wet rainforests forms diverse ecosystems that support this rich biodiversity and wealth. 

However, deforestation in Guatemala is high. It is essentially due to slash and burn agriculture (79% of lost woodlands), livestock clearing (10%) and commercial agriculture (0.5%). Dry forests are progressively replacing tropical rainforests, which has already started modifying the local climate, and thus the habits of local species, humans included.

Since 1970, the average annual rainfall has increased by 13 - 27% across the country. According to previous observations and models, higher temperatures and more variable rainfall will increase the risk of food and water insecurity among the most vulnerable populations, particularly indigenous groups, subsistence farmers in remote locations, and coastal zones. Indigenous people represent 40% of the country’s population. 

Guatemala has an environment to protect. Climate-related loss and damage over the past 16 years total $3.5 billion. Exposed as it is by its geological and social situation, the country has to create its own way to sustainability, one which involves all people from all origins. The Mayans have gotten it wrong one time with the end of the world, but maybe they can show us the beginning of a new one?

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DATA INSIGHTS

Guatemala is ranked as an upper middle-income country by the World Bank.  To get a sense of Guatemala’s position in the fight against climate change, it is vital to observe its history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following plots provide an overview of Mexico’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.

Guatemala Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Guatemala’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

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Guatemala Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Guatemala’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change from 1990

Guatemala Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Guatemala Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI) per country

Guatemala’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

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Guatemala Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI) per country

Guatemala’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Guatemala Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI) per country
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