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Completed research project

Title / Titel AndesPlus
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Summary / Zusammenfassung Adaptation to climate change is crucial to contain the negative effects on the population. Adaptation projects require information on the climate and affected socio-environmental systems. There is, however, generally a lack of methodological guidelines how to generate the necessary scientific information and how to communicate to implementing governmental and non-governmental institutions. The Andes region is considered particularly vulnerable to climate change.

AndesPlus has the objective to determine methodologies for the development of scientific baselines and adaptation measures for high mountain ecosystems and socio-environmental systems, based on existing knowhow and tools. AndesPlus furthermore encourages exchange of information and capacity building among technical and scientific entities of member countries to the Andean Community participating. The project develops and maintains an information platform, including subjects of climatology, water resources, food security, risk management, vulnerabilities and adaptation to climate change. AndesPlus is part of the project Adaptation to the Impacts of Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes Project (PRAA) of the Andean Community and the World Bank.
Keywords / Suchbegriffe Climate change adaptation, Andes, vulnerabilities, risks, mountain ecosystems
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
PD Dr. Christian Huggel (Project Leader)
Dr. Nadine Salzmann
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Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Other Public Sources (e.g. Federal or Cantonal Agencies), Others
Andean Community, World Bank, Swiss Federal Office of the Environment
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Meteodat, MeteoSwiss, WSL, IIASA, and several institutions from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Jul 2011 to Sep 2012