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Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples
April 29, 2019: Mocoa’s Lessons for Indigenous Communities and Adaptation
The Higher Ground’s Blake Gentry has recently written a short paper on the indigenous people in Andean Colombia, who are facing threats from both climate change and encroaching development.
Blake’s paper serves as an interesting critique of how adaptation planning may unfold, often with the best of intentions, but without results – and vulnerability reduction – that are intended. We further note considerations for how the use of VRCs and the Standard Framework could avert some of the challenges that the vulnerable communities in Mocoa, Colombia faced through a more systematised planning approach and metrics to and for adaptation planning and finance.