Panama: Integration of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Measures in the Management of Natural Resources in Four Priority Watersheds of Panama
This Joint Programme worked in rural and indigenous communities in Panama to implement measures for combatting the effects of climate change, such as sustainable agriculture techniques, the use of energy-efficient stoves, water safety, reforestation and early warning systems to protect against floods.
The programme focused on areas with high levels of land degradation, pressure on land and water resources, vulnerability to climate change and poverty. The overall aim of the programme was to build the capacity to adapt to, and mitigate climate change in order to contribute to environmental sustainability and poverty reduction in four priority watersheds in Panama.
This was achieved through the development of an Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy and a Pilot Climate Monitoring System, improvement of local management of land and water resources, and increased access to sources of funding.
This Joint Programme was launched in July 2008 and was closed in March 2012.
The Joint Programme in action
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- Regular monitoring of climatic and hydrological variables is being carried out in Chucunaque and Tabasará.
- Conclusion of an initial awareness campaign on climate change in the Kuna de Wargandi region.
- Formulation of an action plan to lead the process of developing a national policy to promote forestry plantations and the rehabilitation of degraded forests.