Peru Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Desktop Study
This technical assessment report reviews the variable climate, climate trends, and long-term climate change scenarios in Peru. The purpose of the report is to inform the in-country assessment process for potential funding in the future, and as a model to other USAID Missions beginning similar processes.
Peru is the third largest country in South America, and has its own unique set of challenges including climate change variability, water sensitivity in areas with resource-dependent sectors (i.e., agriculture and fishing), and climate change trends that will exacerbate existing issues – for example, extreme temperature fluctuations, changing rainfall patterns, and increasing rate of glacier melt in the Andes.
The report includes information from the development context, including information about key economic sectors, social and demographic trends, and critical ecosystems in Peru. Additionally, the current adaptation planning and priorities in Peru are assessed, which are being led in part by the Government of Peru and the donor community. Adaptation gaps are highlighted as well as specific recommendations for how to prioritize based on need across sectors for future adaptation investments.
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The methodology included the following steps:
- Assess particular Peruvian sectors, locations, and populations most vulnerable to climate change using existing documents and databases.
- Identify activities of bilateral and multilateral donors, international Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), and the Government of Peru (GOP) with which USAID might collaborate or complement with its own activities.