This is an initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support Guatemala. This project will be implemented by a consortium of environmental, academic and business institutions led by the international conservation organization the Rainforest Alliance, together with Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, the Guatemalan Exporters’ Association (AGEXPORT), The Nature Conservancy and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The aims to promote climate change mitigation by improving management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation, building institutional capacity, and strengthening policy and legal frameworks. Assistance will be focused in the Western Highlands, Maya Biosphere Reserve, the Verapaces, and Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve. The program will concentrate on the advancing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), sustainable forestry management and other environmental services, such as tourism value chains, promoting a Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS), reducing vulnerability to climate change, and building local institutional capacity.
|Location||Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean|
|Value||USD 43 Million|