climate change adaptation
Learn about how climate change is affecting the Swiss Alps and examples of adaptation actions in this short video!
Explore an overview of climate change adaptation priorities specific to mountains in NAPs submitted by Non-Annex l countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The review highlights examples from NAPs of climate adaptation actions in mountains and makes broad recommendations on raising awareness about mountain-specific challenges and solutions in NAP processes.
Leave No Mountain Behind: The Synthesis Series – Scaling ecosystem restoration and protection: challenges and promising solutions
This synthesis examines the solutions in the Adaptation at Altitude Solutions Portal that have direct or indirect benefits on restoration and sustainable management of ecosystems. It also looks at common factors that have brought about success in these projects, such as inclusive decision-making, collaboration across different sectors, and providing tools, data, and infrastructure to local communities.
Responding to climate change in the mountains: Opportunities for parliamentarians to act – Issue Brief
Explore this issue brief which aims to help parliamentarians address climate change in mountains by providing them with an understanding of how climate effects create downstream repercussions, and by identifying policies and actions they can take across the range of potential impacts.
Watch this short video to learn about the challenges of climate change in the Himalayan mountains as well as examples of adaptation actions. The focus is on integrating all sectors into a comprehensive climate adaptation plan, and to optimize the water-energy nexus to “green the vertical deserts”.
Get an introduction to the Adaptation at Altitude (A@A) Knowledge Network, which held its first meeting on 30th May 2023. Members shared and exchanged ideas to shape the A@A Knowledge Network going forwards - learn more!
Explore an analysis of available information on the vulnerability of hydrographic basins to climate change at the Andean continental level. The study analyzes seven basins, one for each Andean country, an includes a situational diagnosis and recommendations for reducing climate vulnerability in the Andes, as well as the identification of knowledge gaps and priority work issues for adaptation in the region.
“El Niño” is knocking on our door: How can climate information help vulnerable populations make better decisions to protect themselves from its impacts?
Learn about the Agroclimatic Management Platform model which seeks to strengthen agroclimatic governance to improve agricultural productivity in the Andes. It highlights the importance of family farmers being able to access information and practices that help them adapt their activities to climatic events.
Building strongholds for people and nature in the high Andes: Saving and restoring wetlands is helping communities to manage scarce water resources in the face of climate change
Discover how community members in Jujuy Province, Argentina are working to improve the management of the precious water that enables them to graze llamas and other livestock in local wetlands and grasslands, and to grow crops to feed their families or sell on local markets, in this solution story.
Are you interested in climate change adaptation in mountains and eager to accelerate action? Join us on the 30th May for the first meeting of the Adaptation at Altitude Knowledge Network, a global community through which we can share experiences and knowledge on adaptation in the mountains and collaborate to accelerate the uptake of innovative solutions.