Climate Change Laws of Guatemala
Status under International Climate Change Law
- UNFCCC: signature (13 June 1992), ratification (15 December 1995), and entry into force (1 March 1996)
- KP: signature (10 July 1998), ratification (5 October 1999), and entry into force (7 November 1989)
Quantified emission limitation or reduction commitment: na
- Vienna Convention: accession (11 September 1987)
- Montreal Protocol: accession (18 March 1993)
- 2020 Pledge: No pledge made
Federal Laws on Climate Change
Forests and Land Use
- Forest Law (Decree No. 101-96) 1996 (Spanish) requires the sustainable use of forests, explicitly connecting the role of forests in mitigating carbon emissions, and creates the National Forest Institute. The law establishes incentives for reforestation by designating 1 percent of the federal budget to regulating forest activities for 20 years.
Food and Agriculture Organization (2003). Guatemala facing Climate Change. Forest and Climate Change Centro‐American Series. October 2003. Accessible at http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/ad443s/ad443s00.HTM
Updated as of: April 20, 2014
Summaries compiled from Terry Townsend et al., The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study (4th ed. 2014).