Joint efforts to contribute to forest restoration on the Pacific watersheds.

On May 22nd, to commemorate “Tree Day” a reforestation program was launched at the Vendejo farm in the department of Retalhuleu, Guatemala. The event was organized by the members of the “Ocosito River technical board”. During the event 300 trees of native species were planted. Participants in the activity included: The Governor of Retalhuleu department, […]

CUNOC postgraduate students get to know ICC’s experimental practices

The Private Institute for Climate Change Research (ICC) shared knowledge on integrated watershed management through a field trip with students of the master “Rural Development and Climate Change” from the Western University Center (CUNOC) of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala (USAC). As part of the capacity-building phase of the master course “Integrated Watershed […]

Save the Manchón Prize 2021

The Private Institute for Climate Change Research (ICC) joins six institutions to promote the initiative “Save the Manchón Guamuchal” which seeks to unite companies, students and NGOs for an indispensable cause: to save the Manchón Guamuchal. The Manchón Guamuchal is the most important mangrove reserve on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, home to more than […]

ICC facilitates workshops to promote the use of rainwater in Sololá

Within the framework of the commemoration of World Water Day, a technical team from the Private Institute for Climate Change Research -ICC- held workshops on March 24 and 25, that focused on strengthening the capacities of the inhabitants, in relation to the use of rainwater, in the Parromero and Chuarixche settlements, and the municipality of […]

United for the Atitlan Volcano

Today, the members of the Technical Board of the Madre Vieja River, of which the Private Institute for Climate Change Research -ICC- is a part, donated non-perishable food to the rescuers who are combating the forest fire that has been advancing since last weekend on the slopes of the Atitlan volcano, in Sololá. More than […]

ICC provides training for the use of rainwater in Sololá

As part of the MACC-SAN Sololá project, ICC’s Disaster Risk Management team provided on March 10 and 11, trainings in relation to the use of rainwater for teachers, school boards of parents and key stakeholders of the Tzanjuyup village and Pacaman settlement, both communities of the Nahualá municipality in the Sololá department. Disaster Risk Management […]

ICC facilitates workshop on the implementation of forest nurseries

On Tuesday March 9, 2021, students from the Chuimizá Village and members of the Nahualá Cooperative, in Sololá, received training for the implementation of forest nurseries; supplies (bags and seeds of native species) were also delivered. The Integrated Watershed Management Program organized this activity to strengthen the reforestation plan of the Nahualá Cooperative and to […]

The community project “eat healthy – grow healthy” begins

On March 9, began the project of the community model “eat healthy – grow healthy”, of which the ICC is a part, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA), the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS), the Association of Farmers and Riverbank Protectors of Nueva Concepción (Asobordas), the Municipality of […]

Biological diversity brings benefits to humanity

Many of the benefits that biological diversity brings stand in close relationship with food and the obtention of other resources for the survival of human beings. The coastal areas of Guatemala constitute important ecosystems that benefit the people who live in them and those who visit them. Therefore, the conservation of these sites in Nueva […]