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Title
Sustainable land use-based alternatives in the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon
Duration
September 2014 until June 2018
Budget
870.500 € funded by BMU - Bundesministerium für Umwelt: Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative
Contact
Jürgen Kropp
Description

The purpose of the project is to develop the capacity of the national environmental authorities and local farmers in the Amazonian regions of Peru and Colombia with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and advancing efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change. To achieve this, it is supporting the development and implementation of sustainable land use measures that help to preserve carbon sinks such as forests in selected pilot regions (Yurimaguas in Peru and Caquetá in Colombia). The first stage of the project involves analysing the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector and on water-related ecosystem services, such as the regulation of water quality and the availability of water, and thus identifying the need for adaptation. On this basis, and in consideration of the needs of local communities, the project will introduce customised, sustainable land use measures and increase the expertise of its partners in the fields of monitoring and evaluation. It will demonstrate possible ways in which Peru and Colombia can use these land use measures to achieve the ambitious goals they have set themselves in the field of climate change mitigation. The experience gained in the pilot regions can subsequently be applied in other Amazonian regions.

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