Friday, 10 December 2010 10:03
By Adam Kotin and Emily Kirkland, Brown University Climate change presents unique challenges in mountainous regions, especially the Andean regions of Chile and Peru. Retreating glaciers threaten mountain peoples’ water supplies and biodiversity loss is a very real threat as temperatures rise. Research in these areas is complicated by the difficult topography and significant historical gaps in scientific knowledge. For that reason, new approaches to development planning are now underway, incorporating diverse stakeholders from government agencies, NGOs, private companies, and local communities. We caught up with Carmenza Robledo of Intercooperation to talk about the project 'Adaptation to Climate Change' (PACC) Peru, an exciting new initiative that seeks to combine scientific expertise with local knowledge for new development.
Published in Adaptation