Municipality of Guatemala
Guatemala

Population: 2110100
Area of jurisdiction: 692 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Recycling Project
The Guatemala City local office for the environment is coordinates city waste management to protect the environment and reduce natural-resources-use impacts. Ongoing citizen education efforts are necessary to increase awareness and involve citizens in environmental protection as a means to achieving a cleaner, more ecological city. The project publicizes waste management options and the opportunities that can emerge from those activities. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
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The Guatemala City Restricted-Lane Bus System
The system calls for a preliminary trunk component known as Transmetro, a mass transit system based on rapid, dedicated- lane bus lines featuring designated platform stops. The second component features feeder lines, known as Transurbano, that host lower-capacity buses that circulate throughout the city but do not directly compete with the trunk line; rather, they seek to provide fusion for optimal integrated system operation. With the project’s complete implementation, an up-to-500,000-metric-ton emissions reduction is contemplated based on baseline studies assuming that in the absence of a dedicatedlane system, users would circulate in traditional, much less efficient buses, if not in taxis, motorcycles or private automobiles. The Guatemala City restricted-lane bus system has been registered with the UN Framework Commission on Climate Change under the aegis of its Clean Development Mechanism for carbon credit generation. The registry was realized according to methodology AM0031, Version, 3.1.0, “Baseline Methodology for Rapid Transit Bus Projects.” The project was overseen by Local Green Development with support from world-renowned Grütter Consulting group. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Composting Organic Wastes Produced at the Central Wholesale Market (CENMA)
The CENMA wholesale market generates organic materials used for composting. Market stall tenants have been educated and trained to carry out organic and inorganic refuse separation, leading to more practical and cleaner collection. The program operates a truck provided by the Guatemala City local government. Participating organizations: Misión Técnica Taiwán Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Reforestation Program
The program calls for reforestation in the capital city’s greenspaces and involves citizen participation along streets, avenues and boulevards as well as in neighborhoods. Start year 2012
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Woodchip Manufacture
The Guatemala City local office for the environment oversees a tree culling and planting department charged with felling and pruning trees to avoid damage and accidents. Its activities produce waste branches and trunks that can be converted into reusable materials. An idea emerged to manufacture wood chips from existing tree prunings and trunks and use these in gardens and parks throughout the city for weed control as well as soil enhancement that benefits plants. This improvement supports the environment and prevents additional wastes from entering the city’s zone three dump. Start year  
Sector Food Security
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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