In Guatemala, at least five municipalities have expressed their interest in taking actions against climate change. WWF Guatemala /Mesoamerica has begun a Project to promote these actions and provide technical assistance to municipalities. Some of them have already signed agreements to strengthen their sustainability plans. As part of this support, two workshops have been carried out, one of them with the Municipal Promotion Institute. Furthermore, a public call has been launched for all municipalities interested in participating in WWF’s City Challenge.
The municipalities that have been addressed are Pachalum, Villa Nueva, Guatemala City, Antigua Guatemala and Mixco. These cities, varied in population density and socio-economic conditions are giving steps -sometimes progressively and in other cases very incipiently- towards their path to become more sustainable, contributing to national mitigation against climate change.
Support provided by WWF is focused on building or strengthening four specific areas of municipal services: water and sewages, solid waste adequate disposal, public lightning and mobility/transportation.