Guatemala - Environment

EU-Guatemala Green Deal 

Transformational Potential:

Development of sustainable economic model that combines economic development with sustainable resource management, environmental and biodiversity protection:

  • Promotion of blue, green and circular economies
  • Development of sustainable and resilient small-scale agriculture
  • Supporting the achievement of NDCs.
  • Sustainable forest management (conservation and exploitation) and recovery of lost forest masses.

The Team Europe Proposal activities include:

  • Institutional capacity building
  • Improving resilience (Agriculture value chains adaptation to climate change; Access to local market and water; Smalls-scale livestock farms promotion)
  • Formulation of National Green and Circular economies development strategy
  • Make operational the Environmental Fiscal Strategy.
  • EU support in Mesoamerica Five Great Forests
  • Municipal and industrial waste management plan implementation
  • Improve local and regional cooperation on plastic waste
  • Complement public investment in water and sanitation
  • Environmental and deforestation monitoring – regional and multi country tools and capabilities
  • Coordinated monitoring of climate data and decision making
  • Urban mobility programme for the Guatemala City metropolitan area
  • Peer-to-peer higher education and post-graduates’ exchanges
  • Innovation and job creation small-scale projects
  • Energy efficiency investments in the private sector
  • Strengthening access of small farmers to markets (value chains), sustainable production, marketing and consumption
  • Coordinated monitoring of water availability and transboundary cooperation for the Maya Biosphere Reserve protection
  • Guatemala and Honduras TA to find a sustainable solution to the increased levels of waste in the Motagua river.


Team Europe members

EU Member States

Other Team Europe Members

About Guatemala - Environment

Geographical area

Latin America

Thematic priority

  • Green deal
  • Human Development


  • Zero Hunger
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land