This report summarizes the proceedings of the El Salvador conference (June 2010) "Strategies for Adapting Public and Private Infrastructure to Climate Change". It outlines the multiple development benefits of climate-proofing infrastructure. While these proceedings address the specific context of El Salvador, the methodologies outlined can be applied to a wide range of situations.
Implementing Agency:COMUNIDAD ANDINA DE NACIONES
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:COMUNIDAD ANDINA DE NACIONES
The development objective Adaptation to the Impact of Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes Project for Andean Countries is to contribute to strengthening the resilience of local ecosystems and economies to the impacts of glacier retreat in the Tropical Andes, through the implementation of specific pilot adaptation activities that illustrate the costs and benefits of adaptation.
The specific objectives of the project, in support of this broad objective, are:
There are four components to the project. The first component of the project detailed design of key selected adaptation measures. This component is to complete the design of at least six strategic adaptation measures to be implemented under component second. The second component of the project implementation of pilot adaptation measures. This component will support investments in specific adaptation measures addressing the most pressing priorities in each country, on a pilot basis. The third component of the project monitoring of glacier retreat in the region. This component will support the installation and operation of a monitoring network to measure the gradual process of glacier retreat in the region in order to enable better long-term planning for further adaptation of policy and interventions. The fourth and the final component of the project management. This component will support the overall technical coordination of project activities (including the implementation of a technical monitoring system) as well as the project's administrative and financial management.
Supporting the broader development goals.
Walter Vegara at the World Bank
Project Status:Project is active
Primary Beneficiaries:COMUNIDAD ANDINA DE NACIONES