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Development of a Sustainable Energy Policy Framework for Guatemala

To prepare a proposal to the Government of Guatemala for a long-term national energy policy, with emphasis on renewable energy, energy efficiency and environment to foster poverty reduction, economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability and mitigation to climate change.

Location

Guatemala
14° 37' 15.96" N, 90° 31' 36.84" W
Main activity and output: 
  • Prepare a basic energy document and legal gap analysis;
  • Consult with key Government Ministries and Institutions;
  • Facilitate a workshop with key Government Ministries and Institutions;
  • Prepare the basic document and policy outline for national consultation;
  • Identify Stakeholders for consultation;
  • Organise workshops;
  • Update basic policy document incorporating validated stakeholder input;
  • Prepare final document of a long-term sustainable national energy policy framework delivered to the Government of Guatemala.
Expected impact: 
  • Increased national awareness regarding the need for a long-term national energy policy;
  • Generation of awareness on renewable energy, its upside from an environmental, economic and social point of view, and the national potential and climate change impact;
  • Increased information on the importance and economics of energy efficiency;
  • Production of a proposal to the Government of Guatemala of a sustainable long-term energy policy prepared with multi-stakeholder participation;
  • Involvement of indigenous populations with workshops in native languages.