The Impact of Glacier Retreat in the Andes: International Multidisciplinary Network for Adaptation Strategies
The project “The impact of Glacier Retreat in the Andes: International Multidisciplinary Network for Adaptation” was launched in 2012 and operated until December 2019. The main goal of the project was to enhance the resilience of the Andean region to changes, particularly climate change by establishing a multi and transdisciplinary network. This was done through (1) the organization of an inception workshop; (2) a study on climate trend analysis and downscaling of climate scenarios; (3) a field course on glacier monitoring and mass balance; (4) the development of a vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategy, and (5) a final synthesis workshop.
Accomplishment report https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000258168
The project has contributed to raising awareness regarding the impact of glacier retreat on water systems in the Andean region and strengthened the capacities of local stakeholders. The project supported education and capacity-building activities in the region. In addition, the project has also facilitated and strengthened the science-policy dialogue. An exhibition “Climate change impacts on mountain regions of the world” were organized in France and Peru to highlight the impacts of global climate change on mountain ecosystems and its consequences for water resources and livelihoods.
Production of the exhibition can be found at: https://www.uncclearn.org/wp-content/uploads/library/224605m.pdf