HIGH MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS- HIGHLY VULNERABLE TO CLIMATE CHANGE Located over 2740msnm. 3.7% ( ha). Andean Forests 23% 48% Protected Areas. 70% of the population depends on ES. High Vulnerability to Water Supply for consumption, agriculture, energy. T increase: 1,4 (11-40)2,4 (41-70) 2,5 or more, over 2.700msnm. Increase in Extreme Events: (El Niño y La Niña). Glacier melting.
Objectives: Support Colombias efforts to define and implement specific pilot adaptation measures and policy options to meet the anticipated impacts from CC. Results: Reliable climate information to monitor major climate change vulnerabilities in health, mountain ecosystems and coastal and insular areas. Weather data and climate change projections published, including climate variability models. INAP
Chingaza-Sumapaz-Guerrero Conservation Corridor Main Actions Protection of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Ecological Restoration of key areas. Adaptation of Farming Systems.
Adaptation is at the center of sustainable development, and has to be internalized at different territorial/sectoral levels. Learning by doing processes, responding to demands. Formulated with best available science, and local knowledge. Long term process- important to have a broad focus acting as a catalyst, and mobilize multiple funding. Way to bring institutions to work cooperatively in a topic that requires cross-sectoral cooperation. Indicators have to be included, to ensure progress. Lessons Learned
Cross sectoral and bottom up approaches have to be developed. Guidance is needed to be promoted within sound ecosystem based management and to promote greater resilience of communities and ecosystems. A landscape management approach is key. Cross disciplinary skills that effectively address socio-ecological systems are necessary. Lessons Learned
Public &Private partnerships are essential. CCA should be downscaled with a territorial perspective. Vulnerability assessments should be focused on main ecosystem services and local livelihoods. CC and others threats have to be considered. Integrating livelihoods in a more comprehensive way would contribute to understand linkages between social and ecological systems. Conclusions