Aerial shot of low clouds over turquoise Caribbean seas.

Belize

At a Glance

The Central America Regional Program serves the Central American Integration System (SICA) countries of Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Climate change has emerged as a major threat to Central American communities, intensifying the destructive impacts of poor land-use practices and further stressing a region already vulnerable to drought, landslides, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events. USAID works across Central America to build the capacity of governments, people, places, and livelihoods to make better decisions and take actions to improve their resilience to climate change.  USAID also promotes sustainable low-carbon growth by stimulating investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate-smart land practices that reduce emissions and contribute to economic growth.

    Funding and Key Indicators

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    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $3 Million

    Adaptation

    $3 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    399,598

    GHG Emissions Growth

    29.12%

    % Forested Area

    59.7%

    Stories from the Area

    Northern Guatemala, together with neighboring Mexico and Belize, is home to the largest tropical forest north of the Amazon.