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Scaling Up Mountain Ecosystem-based Adaptation: building evidence, replicating success, and informing policy

As of: January 2021

Ecosystem services can also help to reduce the impact of climate change on human communities. The project disseminated the ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approach to strengthen resilience, reduce the risks of disasters and improve adaptive capacities in the mountain regions of the partner countries. This benefited both the mountain dwellers and millions of people downstream. Experiences from previous projects and evidence of the efficacy of the measures for future projects were systematically collected and evaluated. To replicate such successful approaches in other areas and countries, the project strengthened the necessary knowledge and resources in the partner countries. These experiences were also incorporated into local, national and international adaptation plans and policies. Training courses also supported the dissemination of experiences and EbA measures and established the link to national adaptation planning (NAP).
Predecessor project(s)
Ecosystem Based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems

State of implementation/results

  • The prestigious St. Andrew’s Prize was awarded to The Mountain Institute in April 2018 for “Restoring Ancient Water Technologies in Peru”, focusing on the work the project is accomplishing in the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve.
  • The first national meeting of indigenous leaders from Andean communities took place October 24 to 26, 2018, as part of the RETAMA (the Spanish acronym for Restoring Ancestral Technologies and Water Management) initiative.…

Project data

Bhutan, Colombia, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Uganda

Implementing organisation:
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - USA

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forests - Bhutan
  • Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEW&NR) - Kenya*
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment - Nepal
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
  • Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation - Nepal
  • Ministry of Population and Environment - Nepal
  • Ministry of Water and Environment - Uganda
  • National Office of Protected Areas (SERNANP) - Peru
  • Uganda Wildlife Authority - Uganda

Implementing partner(s):
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - Switzerland

BMU grant:
2.999.718,00 €

07/2017  till  12/2019


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