Sound Ecosystem Management in support of human-based adaptation SCAPES in San Ignacio Province, Perú
Project Goal: To maintain the resilience of the ECR’s mountain and lowland forest ecosystemsand their biodiversity values to climate change. The methodological approach combines activities on the ground as well as policy and institutional strengthening activities.
Policy work at district & provincial units Natural processes cross-cut administrative boundaries SCAPES
Pressing needs in the eye of policy-makers 28% of coffee national production Cacao is turning important in the low Land areas.
Impact on livelihoods requires conservation and adaptation strategies Threats Impacts Strategies Conservation + Adaptation
Working together: Different approaches Ecosystem based approach LANDSCAPES Community based approach PEOPLE
Working together: vulnerability assessment Large scale: The Eastern Cordillera Real Downscaling: Landscape analysis – impact of increased temperatures on suitability of coffee and cacao
Working together: Livelihood analysis CVCA Bottom Up & Top-Down
Underlying causes of vulnerability Includes an assessment on:
Ecosystems & People approach Climate change affects both, ecosystems and its services as well as livelihoods. It is the coincidence point that could make people-centered and ecosystem-centered approaches work together complementarily, considering that people in the field recognize the importance of ecosystems for their livelihoods, especially when they significantly depend on natural resources and services provided by them.