Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru: Adaptation to the Impact of Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes Project

May 27, 2008

GEF Trust Fund: US$7.49 million
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project aims to contribute to strengthening the resilience of local ecosystems and economies to the impacts of glacier retreat in the Tropical Andes, through the implementation of specific pilot adaptation activities that illustrate the costs and benefits of adaptation. The specific objectives of the project, in support of this broad objective, are: a) the effective integration of the implications of glacier retreat into the regional and local planning in glacierized basins; b) the inclusion of glacier retreat impacts in local, sector development projects; and c) generation of data on glacier dynamics.

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