Surrounded by two oceans and prone to earthquakes, droughts, hurricanes, landslides, and floods, Guatemala is one of the top ten countries most affected by weather extremes (Global Climate Risk Index 2015). To build climate-resilient communities in the Western Highlands, USAID is supporting Guatemala to develop early-warning systems for floods and fires, as well as promoting soil and watershed conservation, rain water harvesting, and other adaptive practices. USAID partners with government and civil society to curb emissions and promote low carbon growth by supporting the development of Guatemala’s National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) and Low Emission Development Strategies.

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Guatemala - Ixil Mayan girls
Guatemala - Ixil Mayan girls