Dr. Andre Lindner

Scientific Coordinator

For people living in the tropical Andes, climatic change is not a problem of the future - it's already there. Countries like Peru and Bolivia are bearing the consequences of climate change, such as retreat of glaciers and extreme weather events, which are directly affecting crops, livestock, biodiversity, and, last but not least, increasing levels of poverty. Almost the entire agricultural sector is suffering from increasing water stress due to melting glaciers and changing precipitation patterns. The productivity, especially of small-scale agriculture production systems is threatened, and thus the income of smallholder families is at risk.

As traditional inhabitants of the tropical Andean Region, these farmers historically have had to cope with extreme daily temperatures, unpredictable weather events from one year to the next, and a diversity of environmental conditions scattered across the elevations. This has made locals aware of the recurrent diversity of climate related impacts and its consequences. Understanding these adaptations has become one of the most important focuses of research into climate change impacts and vulnerability, since it provides essential knowledge for developing and transferring strategies towards a sustainable management in agriculture and agroforestry.

The main intention of the International Network on Climate Change (INCA) is to understand the situation of local farming and forestry systems in the tropical Andes, deriving and testing livelihood strategies for small-scale farms and indigenous communities together with local actors, scientists, experts, and students. The network contributes to transfer of technology and knowledge among all members and bridges the gap between the global discourse on climate change and local action.

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INCA Proceedings 2012

The International Network on Climate Change - INCA - is a project of Bolivian, Peruvian and German partners on adaptation and mitigation strategies of Andean people. The proceedings of the joint...

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INCA - Bolivia

The main intention of the International Network on Climate Change (INCA) is to understand the situation of local farming and forestry systems in the tropical Andes, and to derive and test...

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INCA - Peru

The main intention of the International Network on Climate Change (INCA) is to understand the situation of local farming and forestry systems in the tropical Andes, and to derive and test...

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Dr. Andre is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Vulnerability

Guidelines and tools for assessing the social and biophysical vulnerability to climate change.
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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Enhancing ecosystem services to support climate adaptation.
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Forests and Climate Change

Exploring the role of forests for the adaptation of people to climate change.
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Adaptation planning

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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