Climate change in a living landscape: Conceptual and methodological aspects of a vulnerability assessment in the Eastern Cordillera Real of Colombia Ecuador and Peru
This document is a translated summary of the original publication resulting from the initiative Cambio climático en un paisaje vivo: Vulnerabilidad y adaptación en la Cordillera Real Oriental de Colombia, Ecuador y Perú (WWF y Fundación Natura 2010). We have focused primarily on presenting the methodological aspects of the vulnerability analysis, providing information on Eastern Cordillera Real (ECR) to illustrate how we applied the Turner II et al. (2003) three-pronged framework for understanding vulnerability of a system to environmental change. The results of the combined vulnerability analyses (biological, hydrological and socioeconomic) for the ECR demonstrate the need for actions oriented at maintaining the continued provision of ecosystem services as well as the biological and cultural riches of the region.
This work was done thanks to the support of WWF-UK and DFID.