Guatemala Climate Vulnerability Profile
This vulnerability profile provides an overview of USAID program vulnerabilities for Guatemala. The Caribbean coast is extremely susceptible to hurricanes and other tropical storms. The main climate concerns in Guatemala revolve around agriculture and threats to natural resources. Chronic malnutrition is a major concern and climate changes could place additional strain on agricultural production. Drought and flooding could threaten the viability of critical crops. Additionally, Guatemala’s key agricultural exports—including coffee, sugar, bananas, and vegetables—are climate-sensitive and production could be altered by changes in precipitation, temperature, and extreme events. Guatemala is an adaptation priority country for USAID. Through collaboration with the Government of Guatemala, USAID is working on an adaptation and sustainable land use program to build resilience to climate change impacts.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.