Guatemala National Action Plan Launched

Guatemala National Action Plan Launched

In November 2016, the Government of Guatemala launched the Low Emission Development Strategy (GLEDS) process, with the support of International Resources Group (IRG) and the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) under the USAID/Low Emission Development project. The Guatemalan LEDS process is led by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), the Ministry of Economy (MINECO), and the National Planning Secretary (SEGEPLAN). The process will help to meet the country’s NDC commitment and sustainable economic and social development goals.

In November and December 2016, a broad range of stakeholders in all economic sectors met to review preliminary emissions, energy, resource development baselines, and the vision and general strategy for each sector to guide policy option selection to meet Guatemala’s national development priorities. Since 2015, CCS has worked closely with the USAID/LEDS team and government officials to design, launch, and develop preliminary assessments towards the GLEDS process. The process follows CCS’ 10-step action planning process. CCS will be a key partner in providing training, technical, and facilitative assistance in policy selection, design, and impact assessment for all sectors. 

Read more about CCS Guatamala LEDS Project here.


Arianna Ugliano, CCS Project Manager and Policy Analyst, with Jonathan Schwarz and Xiomara Lima, GLEDS Industry sector coordinators, at the launch of the GLEDS process.


The transportation work group discusses baselines and response strategies.  



The agriculture work group discusses baselines and response strategies.