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Inspired by the United Nations’ call for stakeholders to boost action on climate change by 2020, Coral Gables, Fla.-based One Banana is addressing climate change issues in its Guatemala growing areas.

The company partnered with local non-governmental organization Asociación del Trifinio Suroccidente and the Intitute of Climate Change on a diploma course called “Community adaptation to climate change,” according to a news release.

More than 50 people, including One Banana employees, community leaders and firemen, are participating in the course, according to the release.

“These courses are part of a comprehensive program of conservation of the environment and adaptation to climate change,” Bernhard Roehrs, corporate director of One Banana, said in the release. 

“We’re working hand-in–hand with local actors, government institutions and non-governmental organizations to achieve the U.N. (sustainable development goals) on climate change.”

The first part of the diploma addressed watershed management through classes, workshops and practical activities, according to the release.

Other efforts have included disaster preparedness training, the release said.