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Integrated assessment and adaptation to climate change impacts in the Peruvian Andes


Salzmann, N; Huggel, C; Calanca, P; Díaz, A; Jonas, T; Jurt, C; Konzelmann, T; Lagos, P; Rohrer, M; Silverio, W; Zappa, M (2009). Integrated assessment and adaptation to climate change impacts in the Peruvian Andes. Advances in Geosciences, 22:35-39.

Abstract

The Andes as mountain regions worldwide, provide fundamental resources, not only for the local population. Due to the topographic characteristics, the potential for natural hazards is higher than elsewhere. In these areas, assessments of climate change impacts and the development of adequate adaptation strategies therefore become particular important. The data basis, however, is often scarce. Moreover, perceptions of changes and needs are often divergent between national and local levels, which make the implementation of adaptation measures a challenge. Taking the Peruvian Andes as an example, this paper aims at initiating a discussion about scientific baseline and integrative concepts needed to deal with the adverse effects of climate change in mountain regions.

The Andes as mountain regions worldwide, provide fundamental resources, not only for the local population. Due to the topographic characteristics, the potential for natural hazards is higher than elsewhere. In these areas, assessments of climate change impacts and the development of adequate adaptation strategies therefore become particular important. The data basis, however, is often scarce. Moreover, perceptions of changes and needs are often divergent between national and local levels, which make the implementation of adaptation measures a challenge. Taking the Peruvian Andes as an example, this paper aims at initiating a discussion about scientific baseline and integrative concepts needed to deal with the adverse effects of climate change in mountain regions.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:07 Mar 2010 08:54
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:55
Publisher:Copernicus
ISSN:1680-7340
Additional Information:This special volume of Advances in Geosciences is devoted to some of the papers presented during the 4th EGU Alexander von Humboldt Conference on, “The Andes: Challenge for Geosciences” held 24–28 November 2008 in Santiago de Chile.
Official URL:http://www.adv-geosci.net/22/35/2009/
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-30629

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