Ixpiyakok Women’s Association (Associación de Mujeres Ixpiyakok - ADEMI) brings together 30 groups of Maya women in Chimaltenango to improve local food security and nutrition through organic family farms and seed banks. Originally launched as a credit and savings programme for local women, the association has expanded into health and education service provision, as well as advocacy for women’s rights.
there are several initiatives to promote adaptation to climate change among coffee producers in Central America and at least two in Guatemala, these currently concentrate on development of adaptation plans and promoting sustainable production practices. It is considered that more scientific research is required to develop adaptation technologies Mitigation of the impacts to climate change can be divided into reducing the contribution to climate change from green house gas emissions - primarily as result of nitrogen fertilizer use - or reducing the carbon footprint from coffee production.
This summary outlines the Paradigm Project's commitment to placing at least 100,000 clean cookstoves in Guatemalan households over the next 10 years. Stoves are marketed and sold through local staff and community groups. Important elements of the program are provision of warranty servicing and financing mechanisms, community education, and evaluation and monitoring.
De acuerdo al principio de responsabilidades comunes pero diferenciadas y sus actuales capacidades, Guatemala planifica lograr una reducción del 11.2% de sus emisiones GEI totales del año base 2005 proyectado al año 2030. Esta reducción del 11.2% implica que las emisiones, en un escenario tendencial (BAU por sus siglas en inglés) de 53.85 millones de toneladas de CO2 equivalentes para el año 2030, serán reducidas a un valor de 47.81 millones de toneladas de CO2 equivalentes en ese año.
The purpose for the document is to serve as a base document for a national discussion process, in Guatemala. The document is a proposal that will generate an inter-sector discussion that, through pro active and respectful dialog will create a consensus in the vision of the first explicit energy policy for the country.
The purpose of this paper is to create an atmosphere of confidence and respect to make viable the formulation and implementation of a sustainable energy policy for Guatemala. There is a summary version of this paper in English.