Adaptation at Altitude

Adaptation at Altitude is a collaborative programme launched and co-supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The first phase of programme runs from 2020 to 2023. For further information please download an Adaptation At Altitude programme brochure.

Find out more on our website: https://adaptationataltitude.org/adaptation-at-altitude

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Protecting the ‘Water Tower’ of Asia: The Future of the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Watch this short video to learn about the challenges of climate change in the Himalayan mountains as well as examples of adaptation actions. The focus is on integrating all sectors into a comprehensive climate adaptation plan, and to optimize the water-energy nexus to “green the vertical deserts”. 

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A@A Knowledge Network: Meeting #1

Get an introduction to the Adaptation at Altitude (A@A) Knowledge Network, which held its first meeting on 30th May 2023. Members shared and exchanged ideas to shape the A@A Knowledge Network going forwards - learn more!

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Is public funding of adaptation going to the mountain regions most in need?

Discover the geographic distribution and drivers of financial aid for climate change adaptation in mountain environments in this Adaptation at Altitude synthesis brief. The brief provides recommendations on how to optimise future programmes and funding streams.

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Building strongholds for people and nature in the high Andes

Discover how community members in Jujuy Province, Argentina are working to improve the management of the precious water that enables them to graze llamas and other livestock in local wetlands and grasslands, and to grow crops to feed their families or sell on local markets, in this solution story.

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The Tamlar Range Governance Simulation

The Tamlar Range Governance Simulation is an innovative approach to inter-regional exchange and learning developed in the context of the Adaptation at Altitude project

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Solution story: Buzzing in the face of climate change in a Ugandan highland

Learn about how beekeeping has become both an alternative source of livelihood and a passion for mountain communities in Uganda in this solution story.

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