Saturday, October 20, 2018

Eba Mountain Project In Peru Identifies The Vulnerability And Impact Of Climate Change

On March 26th, the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve (NYCLR) climate change Vulnerability and Impact Analysis (VIA) was presented at the National Agrarian University (UNALM in Spanish). This study is part of the Ecosystem based Adaptation Mountain (EbA Mountain) project in Peru and was prepared between August 2012 and December 2013, thanks to an agreement between UNEP and the Agrarian Development Foundation of the UNALM.

Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve (NYCLR) climate change Vulnerability and Impact Analysis (VIA) gets presented at the National Agrarian University

 The study was presented by the team of researchers in charge of the VIA. Vladimir Gil, Coordinator of the team, specified that “this is an evaluation of climate change impacts and opportunities focused on 11 districts in the NYCLR”. Furthermore, the VIA includes recommendations about EbA measures for the pilot area of the project, the NYCLR, in order to contribute to better informed public policies that address climate change’s challenges and opportunities.
The main results highlighted that in the last 60 years temperatures in the higher parts of the NYCLR have increased by 1.2°C in comparison to the lower parts of the reserve. Projections for 2012-2030 estimates that temperature in the NYCLR will rise between 1.12 and 0.61°C and the Tanta district (province of Yauyos, Lima) could experience the greatest change in terms of provision and access to water.  

In the event, Silvia Giada, UNEP Program Officer, officially handed over the study to Rudy Valdivia, Strategic Development Director at the National Service of Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP in Spanish), a body attached to Peru’s Ministry of Environment.

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