Assessing and Adapting to Climate-Related vulnerabilities in Nunoa, Peru
Temperature in the Andean region has increased by approximately 0.1°C per decade for nearly 70 years 5. Global climate model projections6 and regional climate model studies7 project continued increase in surface temperatures for the Central Andean region and possible future shifts in seasonality. Pastoralists in the Altiplano have observed changes in precipitation, temperature, winds, frosts, and water availability and the resulting impacts to pasture vegetation and animal and human health. Understanding how changes in climate are disrupting traditional adaptation strategies and impacting water and food security and health is essential to identify and fortify vulnerable communities. Through systematic study and storytelling we seek to document those vulnerabilities and illuminate ongoing and emerging strategies that are effective at increasing the resilience of communities in the face of climate change.