A farmer stands among tall cucumber plants and smiles heartily at the camera.

Honduras

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.

Climate Projections

Increased Temperature
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Increased Drought Frequency

Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Decreased/Less Frequent Precipitation

Key Climate Impacts

Agriculture

Ecosystems & Fisheries

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context


USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)

Total

$12.2 Million

Adaptation

$10.2 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$2 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2023)

9.57 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

1.58%

% Forested Area

40.0%

Average GHG Emissions Growth due to Deforestation

51.59%

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Honduras

Climate Risk Profile

Perfil de Riesgo Climático: Honduras

Honduras Photo Gallery

US-Government Global Food Security Strategy 2022-2026 cover page with a smiling woman in a vegetable stall
Document

U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy

Stories from the Area

In Honduras, USAID seeks to promote renewable energy and environmental conservation and strengthen marginalized groups' participation in local and national governance.
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The 2023 Climatelinks Photo Contest was a great success. We received over 250 submissions from the Climatelinks community, representing more than 40 countries. Congratulations to the winners!
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In November 2020, two back-to-back category 4 hurricanes, Eta and Iota, struck Central America, making landfall on the coast of Nicaragua, near its border with Honduras, and also affecting El Salvador and Guatemala. Altogether, they caused an estimated one billion US dollars in damage. Despite such impacts, the region was better able to prepare for and respond to Eta and Iota using space-based technologies.
Hurricane Eta about to make landfall.