Adaptation at Altitude: Taking Action Together for Resilient Mountain Communities in the South Caucasus

Dec 2021

The online regional meeting was held on Tuesday, December 14, where we together with our partners presented the Adaptation at Altitude (A@A) program and its milestones, relevant adaptation policies, and adaptation solutions for mountain communities in the region.

Many interesting issues regarding the adaptation policies and solutions have been presented by various stakeholders particularly representatives from GIZ, CENN, Women in Business, UNDP, MoE Armenia, RED cross Armenia, EWMI and International Organization for Migration presented testimonies by the solutions, MRI and Sustainable Caucasus contributed on Data, Information, and Monitoring for climate change adaptation in the South Caucasus. 

Representatives from the Ministries of Environment (MoE) of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia updated attendees on relevant national adaptation plans and policies • (e.g., NAP, NDCs).

Discussions and consultations proceeded on a possible vision of regional cooperation, including next steps for developing a Road Map aimed at enhancement of dialogue for mountain climate change adaptation facilitated by UNEP and Sustainable Caucasus.
In partnership with UNEP, the Caucasus Network for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions (Sustainable Caucasus) is implementing the SDC financed program Adaptation at Altitude (A@A) in the South Caucasus region. The program's overall objective is to increase knowledge on climate change and appropriate adaptation solutions in the mountains and feed it into science-policy platforms for informed decision-making in national, regional, and global policy processes that will increase mountain communities' and ecosystems' resilience to climate change.