Climate Change Adaptation
- Scientific and community-based vulnerability assessments
- Local, low-input, and culturally appropriate solutions to climate change challenges
- Integrated approach to building adaptive capacity and resilience
- Helping people to help themselves
Our community-driven approach utilizes elements of capacity building, ecosystem-based solutions, sustainable livelihoods, improved social cohesion, and appropriate technology that empower communities to address the specific challenges they face.
Solutions often include elements of integrated watershed management, sustainable water management, agroecology, ecological restoration, marine resource management, and disaster risk reduction.
Our programs increase resilience to climate change while increasing adaptive capacity, food security, biodiversity conservation, and gender equality.
Cuba: Parque Nacional de Humboldt. Fuertes y preparados frente al cambio climático.
Ecothropic has partnered with the Vermont Caribbean Institute and the Alejandro de Humboldt Environmental Services Unit of CITMA in awareness raising and assisting local communities in developing Local Early Action plans to make themselves stronger as they confront the impacts of climate change.
Solomon Island Community Conservation Partnership
Integrating climate change planning into community-based adaptation to reduce vulnerability in Solomon Islands. Rendova, Tetepare and Gatokae Islands, Western Province, Solomon Islands.
Design and facilitation of Community Participative Vulnerability Assessments and Adaptation Planning with C2O Consulting. 2016-2017
2015 - 2018
Secretariat of the Pacific Community funded; Consortium Partners - OPUS International, C2O, OceansWatch
The Vanuatu RESCCUE consortium will contribute to increasing the resilience of ecosystems and communities in north Efate to global changes. RESCCUE aims to support adaptation to climate change through integrated coastal management, including economic and financial mechanisms.
OceansWatch Climate Change Program
Partners: OceansWatch Solomon Islands, OceansWatch Vanuatu, OceansWatch New Zealand
OceansWatch's climate change program facilitates communities in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands to adapt to climate change through Local Early Adaptation Planning and by supporting a network of information sharing in the region. The program is part of a three-pronged approach, Climate Change Adaptation, Marine Resource Management, and Sustainable Livelihoods, which aims to increase resilience to climate change impacts in region.
Innovative Mechanisms for a Cooperative Climate Change Adaptation Program in the Sierra Madre and the Coast of Chiapas, Mexico.
Partners: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GmbH (GIZ) funded; The Nature Conservancy (TNC); Fondo de Conservación El Triunfo (FONCET); Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarias (INIFAP); Pronatura; Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE); Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)
This TNC managed project aimed to design and implement of an integrated ecosystem-based adaptation strategy in Sierra Madre/Coastal Chiapas that a) involves resource users in managing the landscape for adaptation to climate change, b) promotes resource conservation, fosters economic development, and ameliorates climate change impacts on ecological systems and livelihoods, and c) is financially sustainable over time.