GLACIARES+: Risk management and Productive use of water from melting glaciers
The Lima Call for Climate Action adopted during COP20 in Lima stresses the urgency for fast-track adaptation and building resilience in the developing world; climate risk management plays a key role. Glacial retreat triggers natural hazards and puts at risk water supply and key economic activities such as hydropower generation – globally impacting hundreds of millions of people. Lessons from Peru will be valuable input for the global dialogue the urgently needs evidence-based practical experience in risk management and successful adaptation in glaciated basins.
Canbiamento climatico ed ambiente
- Up to 1’686’507 inhabitants from local communities and grass-roots organisations that live in the selected river basins.
- Professionals from public and private institutions working on glaciological topics and issues related to productive use of water from melting glaciers
- Lecturers, scientists and students from state universities in Ancash, Cusco and Lima
- Policy-makers in Peru and beyond.
- Strengthening public institutions for climate change adaptation and reduction of glacier-related risk
- Generating and strengthening adaptive capacities and the management of opportunities from glacial retreat
- Capacity building and knowledge management
- Consolidation and scaling up of successful disaster risk management and climate change adaptation measures in selected river basins. Identification of suitable adaptation measures for the energy and agricultural sector.
- Promotion of capacity building efforts, e.g. by means of fostering cooperation between peers on the topics of glacier shrinkage, related disaster risk management and sustainability of energy and agricultural production.
- Implementation of risk management and climate change adaptation measures related to glacial retreat, such as setting up an early warning system that has 6’078 direct and 15’246 indirect beneficiaries (Carhuaz)
- Creation and strengthening of professional expertise in glacier monitoring and related risk assessment
- Training of 40 young professionals
- Contribution to raising the awareness about glacial retreat and associated challenges.
- Care International
- Other Swiss academic and research institutions
- Settore privato straniero Sud/Est
- CARE Peru; University of Zurich (leading the Swiss Scientific Consortium (ECS))
The Andes cover 99% of the world’s tropical glaciers – about 71% of these glaciers are located within Peru. Their area has almost been halved over the past four decades. This evolution sparks serious natural hazards, but it also offers a number of unprecedented economic opportunities. Ongoing glacial retreat is expected to continue impacting key economic sectors such as hydropower production. Peru is a particularly suitable lab to learn more about the challenges but also potential of a mountainous country affected by glacial retreat.
The overall goal of the second phase is to further develop and strengthen skills and expertise for adaptation and reduction of glacier-related natural hazards. In addition to preventing the negative impact of harmful disasters, selected economic key branches will be supported seizing emerging economic opportunities that are related to melting glaciers.
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Cooperazione allo sviluppo
|Partner del progetto||
Organizzazione non governativa internazionale o straniera
Instituzione universitaria e di ricerca svizzera
National Water Board, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment, National Civil Defence Institute.
|Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori||
PACC, CLIMANDES, CATCOS, IHCAP, GLOF Yarkant River China project, SMD4GC, UNDP.
|Budget||Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF 5'059'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF 4'866'451|
|Fasi del progetto||Fase 2 01.09.2015 - 31.12.2019 (Fase in corso) Fase 1 01.11.2011 - 31.12.2015 (Completed)|