Policies, measures and actions on climate change and
environmental protection in the context of COVID-19 recovery.
Last update3 Sept. 2020
- Emergency measures in the short term (a few months to one year) to address concerns that have directly emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and may include forced action.
- Socioeconomic measures in the medium term (one to a few years) with an environmental and climate focus to “build back better” from COVID-19, and usually involves planned, intentional action.
- Paradigm shifts and measures in the long term (more than a few years to a few decades) toward redesigning current socioeconomic and sociocultural systems to be sustainable and resilient.
1.Climate mitigation measures
RecoveryThe Low Emissions Development Strategy for Guatemala allowed the identification of the economic activities that generate the highest greenhouse gas emissions in the country, in addition to prioritizing and developing mitigation options according to the level of impact on reducing emissions. Additionally, the importance of the Strategy was establish through a participation process, but it made a new prioritization of fourteen (14) eligible actions according to certain criteria, mainly an alignment with national and international policies and instruments and that contribute to improving the economy an emission reduction vision. It will also allow a clearer vision of prioritization of adaptation and mitigation actions that will allow update or improve this instrument.Referencehttps://www.segeplan.gob.gtContactIng. Luisa Tabin, Climate Change Director MARN
OthersResponseAdditionally, a guide has been prepare the municipal level for the management of waste derive from the pandemic crisis, considerate that most municipalities not exist official depository of waste.Referencehttps://www.marn.gob.gtContactNational Coordination, MARN
OthersRecoverySocialize the municipalities of the guide is to provide technical guidelines to public sector entities to identify institutional actions for mitigation and adaptation to climate change based on the plan-budget link.ContactMinistry Environment and Natural Resources
2.Climate adaptation measures
Agr/food securityActually, the MARN is elaborate the Department Plan of Adaptation is to provide technical guidelines to public sector entities to identify institutional actions and adaptation to climate change based on the plan-budget link, and vulnerability in the countryContactIng. Luisa Tabin, Climate Change Director MARN
OthersRecoveryProjects aligned with climate change and its impact on health issues, For example CAEP and Third National Communication with sector health and climate change.ContactInga. Luisa Tabin, Climate Change Director
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