Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Guatemala
This factsheet breaks down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Guatemala in 2011 by sector, emissions trends, how emissions relate to gross domestic product (GDP) and the country’s mitigation strategies.
Guatemala emitted 40 million metric tons (MtCO2e) in 2011, with the land-use change and forestry sector contributing 40 percent to overall emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions grew by 38 percent from 1990 - 2011 with significant contribution from the land-use change and forestry, energy and agriculture sectors.
Guatemala’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) pledges to achieve an unconditional reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions of 11.2 percent by 2030. The INDC identifies that the forestry, agriculture and transportation sectors are most in need of support in order to reach greenhouse gas reduction goals.
This User Guide explains some of the terminology in this GHG Factsheet.
Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.
Download File 442.22 KB