At a Glance
The Central America Regional Program serves Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Honduras has a mountainous interior that creates two distinct regions with lowland coastal areas on each side. High exposure to extreme weather events is the country's primary source of climate vulnerability, as tropical storms and hurricanes destroy key infrastructure and threaten human life and wellbeing. Additional stressors such as reduced rainfall and higher temperatures negatively impact the agriculture sector, increase risks of water scarcity, and may inhibit hydropower plant expansion. Honduras' coastal ecosystems and fisheries are vulnerable to warming temperatures, compounded by overfishing and environmental degradation. Forest resources are an important source of income in rural areas, contributing to high rates of deforestation and land use which dominate the country's greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.
Key Climate Impacts
Funding and Key Indicators
Refer to metadata and sources for more details.