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

As of: April 2020

Objective and activities

The project aims to scale up Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) as a means to build climate-change resilience, reduce disaster risk, and promote adaptation in mountains, benefiting mountain people directly and also millions downstream. Measures include ensuring that previous and new projects will yield long-term evidence and lessons; extracting that knowledge and evidence; building local capacity to replicate successful approaches; and informing local, national, and international adaptation plans and policies. Applied training will be used to convey lessons, replicate EbA practices, and link to NAPs.
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:
The Mountain Institute (TMI) - USA Headquarters

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - 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
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Switzerland

BMU grant:
2.999.718,00 €

07/2017  till  06/2020

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