FP087

Building livelihood resilience to climate change in the upper basins of Guatemala’s highlands

Building livelihood resilience to climate change in the upper basins of Guatemala’s highlands

Protecting ecosystems and livelihoods in the highlands of Guatemala through better watershed management.

Increasing global temperatures change the composition of ecosystems. In Guatemala, particularly in areas higher than 1,800 meters above sea level, it is projected that the changing climate will drastically affect ecosystems resulting to hydrological cycle changes, increases in invasive species, and higher frequencies of fires, pests, and diseases. This is especially difficult for highland communities who depend on a balanced ecosystem for their livelihoods such as farming. 

This project aims to reduce the impacts of climate change on the hydrological cycle in target highland watersheds through improved land use practices. It will introduce physical and technical capacities to better equip government and target communities to make climate-smart decisions and to conduct restoration interventions at the landscape level. These will lead to improved water recharge and will contribute to the people’s resilience to climate change.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 7 years.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
132,000
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

21 Dec 2016 - 669 days

Concept note received

21 Dec 2016

Funding proposal received

31 Jul 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Nov 2017

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

07 Jun 2018

Cleared by iTAP

08 Jun 2018

Approved

20 Oct 2018 - 495 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

20 Oct 2018

FAA executed

18 Apr 2019

Under implementation

Completed

01 Jan 2026

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 22,035,512

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 4,587,156
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,000,000
Co-FinancingOtherUSD 6,031,872

GCF Project Team

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Accredited Entity

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Sheila Aggarwal-Khan
Director, GEF / GCF Coordination Unit
Rue Mauverney, 28, Gland, Switzerland
Phone +41229990292
Sheila.aggarwal-khan@iucn.org
Sébastien Delahaye
GEF / GCF Portfolio Manager
Rue Mauverney, 28, Gland, Switzerland
Phone +41229990251
Sebastien.Delahaye@iucn.org

National Designated Authority

Guatemala

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Carlos Salguero
Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change
20 Calle 28-58 Zona 10 Edificio Marn, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Phone +502 2423 0500
Phone +502 2423 0500
cwramos@marn.gob.gt
acampos@marn.gob.gt
Alfonso Rafael Alonzo Vargas
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
20 Calle 28-58 Zona 10 Edificio Marn, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Phone +502 2423 0500
Phone +502 2423 0500
aalonzo@marn.gob.gt
laoverdick@marn.gob.gt
jcdiaz@marn.gob.gt