Guatemala is situated in Central America and characterised by a mountain range that divides the country into three different regions: the highlands, the Pacific coast and the Petén region, north of the mountains. This leads to differences in the elevation (from sea level to 4210 m) as well as a variety of climate zones. Therefore, climate change impacts on Guatemala are diverse and affect the country in form of extreme temperature events and an increase in sea level. Simultaneously, people suffer from severe adverse impacts as droughts, floods, erosion and landslides. Guatemala is also highly vulnerable to hurricanes. As the local income is mainly based on agricultural activities, climate change and climatic variabilities endanger the local communities and their livelihoods.

For a list of the organizations that participated in PACDR trainings and analyses, please go here.

Country Year Organisation Partners involved Summary Downloads
Guatemala 2013 Brot für alle (Bfa) Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS), Fastenopfer (FO) A training workshop took place in 2013 in CENDEC, Chimaltenango, including different participants from befriended organizations of HEKS and FO.
Guatemala 2013 Association of Farmers of Sipacapa (ACAS) Bread for all (Bfa), Fastenopfer (FO) An analysis was carried out in 2013 on ACAS’s project “Program for sustainable quality and production of the local population” in San Marcos.
Guatemala 2014 Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS) Brot für alle (Bfa), Fastenopfer (FO), Brot für die Welt (BfdW) A second level training workshop took place in the city of Antigua in 2014, including members of organizations from Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico.