Adaptation at Altitude

Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal

Welcome to the Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal ([email protected])! This portal allows you to explore tried and tested climate change adaptation solutions for mountain regions, see where they have been implemented, and by who. Use the filters and search option below to explore the solutions, or find solutions in your area of interest using the map (coming soon!).

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Reducing climate change induced risks and vulnerabilities from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in the Punakha, Wangdue and Chamkhar Valleys

This project was implemented in Bhutan between 2008 and 2013. Its main goal was to enhance the adaptive capacities needed to prevent climate change-induced disasters in Bhutan.

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Addressing the Risk of Climate-induced Disasters through Enhanced National and Local Capacity for Effective Actions

Implemented in Bhutan, the principal objective of this project was to enhance national, local and community capacity to prepare for and respond to multiple climate-induced hazards in order to reduce the potential loss of human lives, national economic infrastructure, livelihoods and livelihood assets.

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Creating Opportunities in a Safe Environment: Fostering Self-Sustained and Resilient Communities (COSE II)

The “Creating Opportunities in a Safe Environment: Fostering Self-Sustained and Resilient Communities (COSE II)” solution was implemented at the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in Tajikistan with the objective to increase the disaster resilience of local communities through reduced vulnerability and increased livelihood opportunities.

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Using Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAV) for glacier monitoring in the Himalayas

This project was implemented from May 2014 to January 2016 in the Langtang and the Everest regions in Nepal for improving the understanding of the contribution of large debris-covered glacier tongues to regional hydrology.

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Climate and nutrition smart villages as platforms to address food insecurity in Myanmar

The Climate and Nutrition Smart Villages project was implemented in four villages representing four major agro-ecological regions in Myanmar with the objective to identify and out-scale climate-smart agricultural practices and interventions by using community-based adaptation strategies.

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Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods

Implemented in the mountains and flood plains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins from 2014 to 2018, the HI-AWARE project addressed numerous knowledge gaps and influenced policy and practice to enhance the climate resilience and adaptive capacities of both vulnerable people, and their surrounding systems.

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Sustainable Land Management Project 2, Ethiopia (SLMP-2)

This project was designed as the second phase of the Sustainable Land Management Project (SLMP), implemented in Ethiopia from 2008 to 2018 by the national government and supported by the World Bank. Through its two phases (SLMP-1 and SLMP-2), the SLMP had the objective to reduce land degradation and improve land productivity in agricultural landscapes in selected regions of the country.

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Reducing Risks and Vulnerabilities from Glacier Lake Outburst Floods in Northern Pakistan

To address the increased Glacial Lake Outburst Flood risk posed by climate change, this project developed the human and technical capacity of public institutions  to understand and address immediate GLOF risks for vulnerable communities in Northern Pakistan.

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Sustainable Land Management Project I, Ethiopia (SLMP-1)

The core principle of the SLMP project (1 and 2) was that integrated sustainable land management interventions in watershed landscapes supported by land certification and institutional capacity development would provide incentives for community participation and smallholder investments that would lead to a reduction in land degradation and improved productivity on communal and household farmland.

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