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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Women-centric approach to enhance resilience in Kavre district, Nepal

This solution is based on The Resilient Mountain Villages (RMV) approach, which was developed by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Since 2014, the approach has been applied in a pilot project in eight villages in Nepal by the Center for Environment and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED). 

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Seizing local opportunities

The project “Strengthening adaptation capacities for communities close to the protected areas of Khosrov Forest State reserve and Dilijan National Park” is ongoing initiation to strengthen the communities' availability to adapt to climate change in Armenia. The project is financed by the Adaptation Fund and the implementer body is the Environmental Project Implementation Unit of the State Agency of the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia (EPIU).

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Flourishing Dams

The projects "Integrated Erosion Control" (IEC) and "Integrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus" (IbiS) piloted measures in Tusheti, Georgia to create infrastructure for effective pasture management. Friends Association of Tusheti Protected Areas (FATPA) and Tusheti Protected Landscape Administration (TPLA) were local partners and involved during the implementation process.

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Reconversion of conventional production systems to traditional - agroecological systems, with emphasis on in situ conservation of Andean tubers as a climate change adaptation strategy for small producers in Boyacá-Colombia

Implemented in the department of Boyacá, Colombia, since approximately 2000, this solution aims to preserve and promote the cultivation and consumption of tubers through local traditional knowledge to improve climate resilience and enhance the food security of local communities. 

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Management and conservation of wetlands and paramos in Venezuela: Successful experiences of adaptation to climate change in the Mixteque - Mérida paramo

Implemented in the community of Mixteque, in the municipality of Rangel, the solutions described here were promoted by local communities and their organizations and were intended to improve the management and conservation strategies of wetlands and paramos for preserving water availability in the region. They were supported by the Paramo Andino Project (PPA) as well as other initiatives and actors. 

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Women in bees-ness

Women in bees-ness was implemented in Ambrolauri municipality, Georgia from 2015 to 2016. The main objective of the solution was to strengthen the community, especially women affected by natural disasters in remote mountainous area, and to support the local municipality to adopt the Climate Change Adaptation Plan. 

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Climate-Smart Livestock Production in Ecuador: climate change adaptation for small and medium-sized livestock producers, with special focus on the Imbabura and Loja provinces

The Climate-Smart Livestock Production​ project (GCI by its spanish acronym) in Ecuador was implemented from 2016 to 2020 at various locations in the north of the Andean region. Its aim was to reduce the climate vulnerability of the livestock production sector and communities and to help enhancing their adaptive capacities. 

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Funding and implementation of climate change adaptation measures in high mountain indigenous communities through the Fund for the Tungurahua Paramos Management and the Fight Against Poverty, Ecuador

The Fund for the Tungurahua Paramos Management and the Fight Against Poverty ( FPLPT) is a public-private initiative and of indigenous grassroots organizations, which was launched in response to the need to halt the deterioration of paramo ecosystems and remnants of Andean forests resulting from the lack of policies, governance and sustainable management of the natural resources of these ecosystems, especially water and biodiversity. 

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Adaptation experiences to climate change with peasant communities in the Sumapaz - Chingaza - Guerrero and Cerros Orientales paramo corridor

This solution, which was implemented from 2014 to 2020 in Colombia, on the northern part of the Andes mountain range, aimed to help restore, manage and conserve important high altitude ecosystems known as paramos (moorlands).

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