Adaptation at Altitude

Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal

Welcome to the Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal (A@A-SP)! 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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Carbon Sequestration through Climate Investment in Forests and Rangelands (CS-FOR) in the Kyrgyz Republic

Through a combination of adaptation and mitigation strategies in the forestry and policy sectors, this project in Kyrgyzstan aims “to contribute to the development of a low carbon-emission and climate-resilient economy, while capitalizing on important co-benefits from adaptation and disaster risk reduction”.

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Climate change and security in Nepal: Pilot intervention

The project was envisioned to strengthen the capacity in Nepal to identify environment and climate change-related security risks at community, national and global levels, and establish suitable risk reduction and response measures. 

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Building climate resilience of vulnerable and food insecure communities through capacity strengthening and livelihood diversification in mountainous regions of Tajikistan

Initiated in 2008, this solution aims to increase climate resilience and improve the adaptive capacities of some of the most vulnerable and food-insecure mountain communities in the Rasht Valley, Khatlon, and Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) regions of Tajikistan.

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Supporting rural community adaptation to climate change in mountainous regions of Djibouti

Implemented in two rural mountainous areas of Djibouti, East Africa, this solution sought to address the vulnerability of rural populations to climate-related impacts through institutional strengthening, climate-smart water management and targeted investment.

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Community-Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction in Nepal

A joint initiative of the government of Nepal, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) this project had the objective to reduce human and material losses from Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) in the Solukhumbu district, and catastrophic flooding events in the Terai and Churia Range of Nepal.

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Reducing vulnerability and increasing adaptive capacity to respond to impacts of climate change and variability for sustainable livelihoods in agriculture sector in Nepal

The objective of this solution was to “strengthen the institutional and technical capacities for reducing vulnerability and promoting climate-resilient practices, strategies and plans for effectively responding to the impacts of climate change and variability in agriculture sector in four districts of Nepal”.

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Food-IAP: Establishment of the Upper Tana Nairobi Water Fund (UTNWF)

The Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund (UTNWF) created in 2015, is a financial mechanism that aims to protect and restore the quality and supply of water in the one of the most productive and economically important regions in Kenya. It represents the first water fund created in Africa.

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Green-Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for Global Environmental Benefits and the Conservation of Critical Biodiversity and Forest Landscapes

This solution, implemented in the Corbett-Rajaji Landscape of the Uttarakhand state, is part of the “Green-Ag” project, a national project financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and carried out in five different regions of India, each representing a Green Landscape of high ecological importance and environmental value.   

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Climate smart actions and strategies in north western Himalayan region for sustainable livelihoods of agriculture-dependent hill communities

This project has the aim to improve the adaptive capacity of rural small and marginal farmers, including hill women in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, India, to respond to climate change by introducing a combination of Climate Smart Farming Technologies along with required social engineering and capacity building processes.

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