Adaptation to the Impact of Expedited Glacial Retreat in the Tropical Andes Project (PRAA)
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Project location: Cusco, Peru

The project aims to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems and local economies to the impacts of glacial retreat in the Tropical Andes, through the implementation of pilot activities that show the costs and benefits of adaptation to climate change. It monitors glacier water system of the Huaytapallana and Salkantay Rivers Basin.

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Project details
Type of project Training
Status of project Implementation running
Spatial scale transboundary - involving more than one country
Emergence of effect Not immediate
Persistence of effect Timeframe can not be specified
Running time 6 years
Total costs 33000000 usd
Initial investment not specified
Maintenance costs not specified
Initiating agent not specified
Executing agent Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), SENAMHI
Funding source Global Environmental Fund (GEF)
Additional information
Cost calculation: "US$ 33 millones (donation + counterparts) * Perú = US$2,700,000 donation aprox."
Problem-solving capacity and reversibility
Problem-solving coverage Medium
Reversibility High
Relevant sectors
Agriculture, Forestry, Water
Evaluative information
Success factors

To ensure that national and local governments in
Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, as well as community-based organizations and groups participating in the PRAA, incorporate into their policies and development plans strategies for progressively adapting to reduced availability of water for agriculture and human consumption, caused by the retreat of glaciers in the Andean region.

Limiting factors not specified
Synergies to Mitigation


No-regret or Win-Win option not specified
Evaluation of the project

The project is still under implementation.

Contact information
Name: Carlos La Torre Bell
Address: Av. Jorge Basadre 460. San Isidro
Tel: (511) 2027000
Information source
Technical Summary: Climate Change Scenarios in the Mantaro River Basin in 2100, SENAMHI – National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology of Peru, 2007.;