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Association in Peace with the Environment (Guatemala)

http://www.zonaverdelatam.org

Contact Person(s):

Alejandro Barrios

Email:

alejandro.barrios[at]zonaverdelatam.org

About Association in Peace with the Environment (Guatemala)

ABOUT ASSOCIATION IN PEACE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

Association in Peace with the Environment was founded in 1,996, it’s main objective is "To Protect the Environment of the Human Being", and due to the high vulnerability of Guatemala before natural disasters caused by the Climate Change, and after carrying out intensive analyzes to the effect of finding a solution that really make a significant difference to adapt to climate change threats, we realize that transport represents about 62% of CO2 emissions of the energy sector in Guatemala, and that action need to be taken since this was a sector that hadn’t been taken in account for this purpose.

Therefore, in 2013, after the approval by Congress of the Decree Law Against Climate Change Decree 7-2013, we determined that the most effective way was through the creation of a Mitigation Initiative for Transport to reduce GHG’s in order to combat Climate Change and develop Mechanism Projects to mitigate climate change. To that effect it was more than natural to realize that this could only be done through Electromobility and the use of electric vehicles in Guatemala to replace the existing vehicle park as the only efficient alternative to urban mobility before the alarming projections of the growth of the vehicle park for the year 2030, which would be more than 6 million vehicles according to the mathematical projection of growth from the existing vehicle park size at that time.

So from that moment on, Association in Peace with the Environment took the task of conceptualizing the idea and developing the logical framework for the Project that we call the GREEN ZONE ELECTROMOBILITY INITIATIVE, with the purpose of also replicating it in other countries.

We will be opening chapters of Association in Peace with the Environment in Ecuador and Morocco this year, after attending HABITAT III and COP22, where we intend to replicate the GREEN ZONE ELECTROMOBILITY INITIATIVE together with local partners.

ABOUT GREEN ZONE ELECTROMOBILITY INITIATIVE

GREEN ZONE ELECTROMOBILITY INITIATIVE is defined as A MITIGATION ACTION PROJECT FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION  AND ELECTROMOBILITY IN GUATEMALA based on a renewable energy generation matrix, which aims to reduce Transport Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in order to  combat climate change and develop Mechanism Projects in view of the high vulnerability of Guatemala before natural disasters, by the use of intelligent electric vehicles in Guatemala, facilitating the implementation of an integrated charging and battery exchange network in green corridors, the replacement of fleets, the implementation of trans-shipment centers (Park&Ride). GREEN ZONE ELECTROMOBILITY INITIATIVE will bring the country and society significant social, economic and environmental benefits.

A cluster of public, academic and private institutions as well as  the international community is being formed, bringing together the main sectors involved in the legal and tax framework, standards and regulations, transportation, power generation and energy distribution for charging, connectivity, environment, and training;  to define functions of the participating entities, promoting and raising awareness about GREEN ZONE ELECTROMOBILITY INITIATIVE through promotional, research and development events.  to reduce transport GHG`s

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala -MARN- currently has a Technical and Administrative Cooperation Agreement with Association in Peace with the Environment for the development and implementation of the GREEN ZONE ELECTROMOBILITY INITIATIVE and we attended HABITAT III AND COP22 as National Delegates of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala as External Experts in Electromobility and Environment. Therefore, Association Peace with the Environment, was involved in the formulation  of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for this project for which we were selected  as implementing organization to handle the technical component and program implementation for the  National  Mitigation Action (NAMA) presented by -MARN- to be funded by NAMA Facility. These INDCs publicly outline post-2020 climate actions that Guatemala intends to take in Transport, which we presented at Guatemala’s Side Event at COP22 as part of the -MARN- Electromobility and Sustainable Transport program in Guatemala

Contact Us:

1era Calle 37-37, Zona 11, Oficina “A”

Colonia Toledo, Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala C.A.

C.P. 01011

Location: Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala C.A.

SLoCaT Focal Person:

  • Alejandro Barrios, President: alejandro.barrios[at]zonaverdelatam.org
  • Oswaldo Mendoza, Director : oswaldo[at]zonaverdelatam.org

Programs & Projects on Transport & Climate Change

1. UPCOMING EVENTS 2017:

1ST NATIONAL CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION OF TRANSPORT AND ELECTROMOBILITY

MAIN TOPIC

DISRUPTION CLEAN ENERGY AND TRANSPORT

Exponentially improved technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles (self-driving), create a disruption and sweep the energy industries and transport as we know it. The same ecosystem that created Silicon Valley-based technologies bits that have caused disruption in atom based industries is creating technologies of bits and electrons that cause disruption in the industries of energy from atoms. Dates and Agenda to be published in early 2017, intended for April 2017.

2. UPCOMING PROJECTS 2017

“ANTIGUA GUATEMALA FREE OF HIDROCARBONS 2030”

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala -MARN- currently has a Technical and Administrative Cooperation Agreement with Association in Peace with the Environment for the development and implementation of the GREEN ZONE ELECTROMOBILITY INITIATIVE.  Therefore Association Peace with the Environment, was involved in the formulation  of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for this project, for which we were selected  as implementing organization to handle the technical component and program implementation of, as a National  Mitigation Action (NAMA) presented by -MARN- to be funded by NAMA Facility. The main Project of this Program is “ANTIGUA GUATEMALA FREE OF HYDROCARBONS 2030” for which the private sector has already donated a plot of land of vehicles in Antigua Guatemala to the Municipality of Antigua Guatemala with an extension of 5.6 Ha with a value of 7.7 million euros for the implementation of a trans-shipment center (Park&Ride) which complements the project of the Antigua Guatemala Loop proposed by the Municipality of Guatemala to the National Agency of Alliances for the Development of Economic Infrastructure, which includes the design, financing, construction, transfer and operation of a bypass road to Antigua Guatemala, the construction of parking solutions and new transfer stations, to improve the roads and mobility within the city, optimizing their urban characteristics, with an estimated investment of €57.7 million from the private sector in conjunction with the Municipality of Antigua Guatemala and Association in Peace with the Environment. This project will contribute to the preservation of the City of Antigua Guatemala as Humanity Cultural Patrimony City named as such by UNESCO in 1979, serving as a national reference to be replicated worldwide.

The “ANTIGUA GUATEMALA FREE OF HYDROCARBONS 2030” Project was presented at Guatemala’s Side Event at COP22 as part of the -MARN- Electromobility and Sustainable Transport Program in Guatemala, and declared as such in Guatemala’s Press Conference at COP22 by the Minister of Environment and Naturals Resources.

This Project will be launched and announced to the world press and media as an historic landmark being the first city to be declared as such in America as the main event of  the 1ST NATIONAL CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION OF TRANSPORT AND ELECTROMOBILITY in Antigua Guatemala. Dates and Agenda to be published in early 2017, intended for April 2017.

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