Based on the 2004 “Climate Change Studies in Guatemala with Emphasis on Adaptation” project, conducted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) in collaboration with the Netherlands Climate Assistance Program, the Government of Guatemala developed a National Climate Change Programme in 2006. It studied adaptation to climate change in the dry regions of the country and assessed the ability of local, regional, and national players to respond to the impacts of climate variability and change. Other focal areas include supporting forestry and agroforestry projects, implementing adaption requirements in the human health, water resources, and agriculture sectors, and incorporating the subject of climate change into municipal and institutional agendas. Over the last decade, the Government of Guatemala has moved towards a more proactive disaster risk management approach to address vulnerability in the region. Guatemala has laid out plans to develop sectoral policies and actions related to integrated coastal management, crop monitoring, disease surveillance, climate information and early warning systems by 2030.