Development of a Sustainable Energy Policy Framework for Guatemala


To prepare a proposal to the Government of Guatemala for a long-term national energy policy, with emphasis on renewable energy, energy efficiency and environment to foster poverty reduction, economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability and mitigation to climate change.

Main Activities

  • Prepare a basic energy document and legal gap analysis;
  • Consult with key Government Ministries and Institutions;
  • Facilitate a workshop with key Government Ministries and Institutions;
  • Prepare the basic document and policy outline for national consultation;
  • Identify Stakeholders for consultation;
  • Organise workshops;
  • Update basic policy document incorporating validated stakeholder input;
  • Prepare final document of a long-term sustainable national energy policy framework delivered to the Government of Guatemala.

Expected Impact

  • Increased national awareness regarding the need for a long-term national energy policy;
  • Generation of awareness on renewable energy, its upside from an environmental, economic and social point of view, and the national potential and climate change impact;
  • Increased information on the importance and economics of energy efficiency;
  • Production of a proposal to the Government of Guatemala of a sustainable long-term energy policy prepared with multi-stakeholder participation;
  • Involvement of indigenous populations with workshops in native languages.
Programme sector: 

RE & EE (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 





2006 - 2008


€ 140,000 including co-funding from UNDP-GEF

Implementing agency: 

Fundacion Solar

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom