Design and Implementation of Pilot Climate Change Adaptation Measures in the Andean Region

Project Summary

The proposed project supports regional efforts to define adaptation measures to meet the anticipated impacts from Climate Change in the Andean highlands and in prioritized Andean-origin river basins highly impacted by extreme weather events, identified in the national communications as highly vulnerable areas and selected for immediate attention, and to implement high priority adaptation activities. Priority will be given to adaptation activities of common interest to participating countries in the highly vulnerable highland and in glacier dependent watersheds, an ecosystem that is shared by the participating countries. The project intends to learn and disseminate lessons of worldwide application on how to adapt to climate change with this ecosystem-wide approach.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
Special Climate Change Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Regional Adaptation Project Secretariat (& RPIU). Bolivia: Programa Nacional De Cambios Clim√°ticos; Ecuador: Ministerio Ambiente; Peru: CONAM; Venezuela: Ministerio del Ambiente; SG-CAN; State/Local Gov; Climadapt Agencies, CCCCC, UNFAO IDWGCC
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
590,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,490,000 USD
Co-financing Total
25,232,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
767,700 USD
Total Cost 33,312,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
26 Sep 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
27 Jan 2006
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Apr 2008
Project closed
31 Mar 2014