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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
July 29, 2019Pablo Yax
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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), ... Read More
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 ... Read More
July 17, 2019Pablo Yax
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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 ... Read More
July 3, 2019Pablo Yax
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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 ... Read More
June 28, 2019Pablo Yax
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2018 ICC Work Report
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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 ... Read More
June 24, 2019Pablo Yax


The Private Institute for Climate Change Research – ICC, set up a new weather station in San Pedro Yepocapa (Chimaltenango). The acquisition of the equipment was coordinated with the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE), with funds of CATIE-FCA-AF project and logistical support of Ricardo Celada (Granja Celada). The ... Read More
April 30, 2019Divulgacion
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Even though groundwater is a key resource for ecosystems, agriculture and rural communities in the Guatemalan Pacific basin, its status and dynamics are still unknown. This is the reason why the private Institute for Climate Change Research has recruited new temporary staff to conduct research in groundwater systems. Three groundwater ... Read More
April 9, 2019Divulgacion