Nine years ago, the Private Institute for Climate Change Research (ICC) was founded for the purpose of being a leading private institute in research of and project development for climate change adaptation and mitigation within communities and productive systems in the Mesoamerican region. Throughout the past years, the ICC has ...
August 6, 2019Pablo Yax
Central America is one of the regions most vulnerable to the effects of variability and climate change. The Private Institute for Climate Change Research (ICC) was created with the purpose of developing applied research and promoting projects that contribute to decreasing vulnerability, mitigating emissions, and adapting to climate change. During ...
July 29, 2019Pablo Yax
Scientific knowledge about climate change and climate variability is fundamental for the Guatemalan society. For this reason, the Private Institute for Climate Change Research (ICC), in coordination with the Association of Municipalities of the South Coast (Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa Sur, MAMCOSUR) and the Qawinaqel Association (Asociación Qawinaqel), ...
July 22, 2019Pablo Yax
The Guatemalan System of Climate Change Sciences (Sistema Guatemalteco de Ciencias del Cambio Climático, SGCCC) has made the First Report on the Assessment of Climate Change Knowledge in Guatemala. (Primer reporte de evaluación del conocimiento sobre cambio climático en Guatemala) available to the public. The SGCCC is an organization that convenes ...
July 17, 2019Pablo Yax
The members of Initiative 20x20, which include government representatives, impact investors, companies and technical experts, of which the Private Institute for Climate Change Research (ICC) is a part, met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with the purpose of advancing the alignment of policies and investments for landscape restoration in Latin America ...
July 3, 2019Pablo Yax
At the facilites of the CENGICAÑA, located at km. 92.5, to Mazatenango, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla; the closing ceremony for the accreditation of the participants of the Diploma Certification on Forest Landscape Restoration took place. This Training Certification was coordinated by the South Coast Restoration Network. This training process included participants ...
June 28, 2019Pablo Yax
It is a pleasure to share with you our 2018 ICC Work Report. This current version of our report is a summary of the main activities, projects, and achievements on climate change mitigation and adaptation implemented in the ICC working area. 2018 was a year of progress on the subject of ...
June 24, 2019Pablo Yax
Last week, ICC, in coordination with other partners, released 1,700 young fish of the native breams (mojarras) called Tusk fish (Tusa) (Herichthys guttulatus), Balcera fish (Amphilophus trimaculatus) and Prieta – – dark fish–(Cichlasoma macracanthum) as well as 400 fresh water snails into the Coyolate River, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla, in order to ...
February 21, 2019Pablo Yax
The ICC was honored with the visit of Dave Ader, Forbes Walker, Chris Clark, Shawn Hawkins and Sara Beatriz Mulville, from the University of Tennessee, United States. They are experts in the fields of agriculture, environment and natural resources. During their visit, from Monday to Wednesday (Feb 11 to 13) they got to know ICC’s work through field visits ...
February 15, 2019Pablo Yax
Today (23rd January), Alex Guerra, General Director of ICC, gave a presentation called “Climate challenges and adaptation opportunities for the Agricultural Sector”. He was invited by the organisers of the Annual Meeting of ADCON distribution partners, with participants from various regions of the world. In his presentation, Dr. Guerra gave ...
January 23, 2019Pablo Yax