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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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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Enhancing resilience of communities to the adverse effects of climate change on food security, in Pichincha Province and the Jubones River basin

This solution was implemented in Ecuador with the main goal of reducing the vulnerability and food insecurity of communities and ecosystems related to the adverse effects of climate change in the most vulnerable communities within the Province of Pichincha and the Jubones river basin.

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Climate Smart Integrated Rural Development Project, Ethiopia

This solution is being implemented in seven highly vulnerable woredas (districts) of Ethiopia and has by main objective to increase their resilience to recurrent droughts, as well as to reverse the downward spiral of poverty faced by the communities and to increase their productivity in a changing climate.

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Increasing adaptive capacity of local communities, ecosystems and hydroelectric systems in the Río Blanco upper watershed with a focus on Ecosystem and Community Based Adaptation and Integrated Adaptive Watershed Management.

Implemented at the Rio Blanco upper watershed in Ecuador, this solution has the objective to strengthen the adaptive capacity of vulnerable local populations, ecosystems and hydroelectric systems, and to develop a model of adaptation to climate change that can be replicated in other areas of the country and the Andean region.

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Adaptation to Climate Impacts in Water Regulation and Supply for the Area of Chingaza - Sumapaz - Guerrero, Colombia

This project had the general objective “to strengthen the hydrological buffering and regulation capacity of the upper areas of the watersheds located in the Chingaza-Sumapaz-Guerrero Conservation Corridor, which supply drinking water to the metropolitan area of Bogota and the adjoining municipalities.”

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