Guatemala faces considerable challenges around the loss of natural resources, deforestation, malnutrition, increasing pollution and waste levels. These conditions impact the environment and economic livelihoods to a large degree, compounding vulnerability and exclusion. In recent years, PAGE partner agencies have provided support for green economy action, for example, by reviewing the country’s Environmental Fiscal Strategy and examining options for fiscal instruments to improve pricing of harmful economic activities, thus supporting national climate change and sustainability objectives. Guatemala joined PAGE in 2018 and is now a Continuing Country.
PAGE work in Guatemala aims to contribute towards the achievement of several SDGs, including SDGs 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action), 15 (Life on Land) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
Guatemala in collaboration with PAGE organises the High-Level Green Economy Forum in March 2023
January 2022, the Ministry of Public Finance made official the launch of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy.
Release of an analysis on the effects of COVID-19 on the green economy of Guatemala, coordinated by the UNRCO Economist.
PAGE developed an environmental public expenditure classification guide to support local municipalities to improve transparency in the monitoring and classifying of public expenditure in key areas
National Coordinator onboarded
General elections held, with the President to assume office in January 2020
Terms of reference for a national inventory of IGE related policies/initiatives and national coordinator developed
Workplan and budget for Guatemala’s inception phase developed
Discussions regarding South-South exchange with Uruguay following Green Economy Academy
Guatemala joins PAGE
Mission to Guatemala conducted to set the objectives of PAGE work
Ministry of Public Finance restructured