REDD Readiness Guatemala Country Report: Pushing Forward REDD-plus Civil society processes in the development of a national REDD strategy

This report summarizes the main outcomes of the Third Dialogue on REDD-readiness Processes organized by the Forest Dialogues (TFD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This series of dialogues is being conducted with funding from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and, in the case of Guatemala, it was supported by the Ministry of Environment, the National Forestry Institute (INAB), and the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP).

This document is being published a year after the Dialogue took place in Guatemala. To ensure the validity of the material presented, it was necessary to update certain information, particularly on the international context. However, the spirit of the results of the dialogue remains the same and they continue to be relevant to the country. The main results of the dialogue are presented in the form of “challenges” that need to be addressed in the dynamic process of REDD-readiness. The information contained in this report represents the opinions of the participants in the dialogue, including representatives of the Government, civil society, indigenous peoples, the private sector and international and research organizations. Pushing Forward REDD-plus is intended to provide guidance and direction for REDD-plus readiness and implementation in Guatemala. We hope you will find this information useful and interesting.