This document presents the most important contributions of a study produced for the Andean Mountain Initiative (AMI) with the purpose of contributing to regional, national, and local processes of climate change adaptation in high Andean communities and ecosystems. The study titled «Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in High Mountain Areas of the Andean Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela» provides a regional perspective on key elements for decision-making in adaptation by analyzing available information on vulnerability to climate change in the Andes at the watershed and continental levels. Special emphasis is placed on economic activities such as agriculture, livestock farming, and tourism, which are the primary livelihoods in local communities, and their relationship with water resources in high Andean areas.
Andean Mountain Initiative (AMI, 2023) Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in High Mountain Areas of the Andean Region. Regional study organized by the Consortium for Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Prepared by DEUMAN.