Spotlight on key publications: climate change adaptation in mountain ecosystems

Spotlight on key publications: climate change adaptation in mountain ecosystems

Mountain ecosystems in Central America and the Andean region play an important role in relation to economic activities, ecosystem services and cultural heritage in numerous Latin American countries. It is the mountains where the region’s most important water sources originate, providing a constant water supply to some of the largest cities in South America, including Mexico City, Bogota, Quito, La Paz and Lima. These zones also represent centres of origin of cultivated staple crops that provide vital sources of food. Over millennia, native communities developed their own practices to adapt to climate variability in these zones, some of which are still in use today. During the last decade, advances in research and practice have led to implementing strategies to support communities and nations to adapt to new challenges posed by climate change.

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting these policy and practice experiences, focusing on: Adaptation Strategy and Programme Design , Country Case Studies , Practical Tools , Traditional Knowledge , and Sustainable Water Management .

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