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“Making the role of Andean forests visible as key ecosystems to face climate change is essential, since they have great potential to face climate change and provide eco systemic services that are fundamental to the communities”.

Strategic mitigation and adaptation activities are being implemented in the effort to achieve the conservation of forests, carbon reservoirs, water resources, and native forest species in the Andes, as well as the consolidation and scaling up of policies, practices, tools and successful incentive structures in the Region within the framework of the alliance with the National Forestry Corporation and Universidad de Chile.

A concrete example of this may be identified in the forestry management and preventive forest fires management that seek to modify the structure of the available fuel to meet the protection objectives against forest fires, thus reducing occurrence and dispersion, implementing activities to determine risk levels in order to be finally able to replicate them in other areas of the country and in the region.

We invite you to watch the following video to learn more about this initiative:

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Along this same line, the generation of public policies and regulations at local level is key to contribute to the sustainable management of the forests and forest research may significantly influence in designing them. In this respect, the 1st International Symposium on Forestry Research: “Strategies for local development” was held in Lima (Peru) in August, gathering renowned researchers and technicians specialized in forestry issues from different Latin American countries, who discussed the results of research works and others related to agroforestry, forestry management and small producers’ enterprises, markets, challenges and opportunities for local development.

The Andean Forests Program of the Swiss Cooperation, SDC, participated in Panel 4: Strengthening public policies and socio-environmental governance to face climate change in the territories of small Andean producers, a segment that made the role of Andean forests visible as key ecosystems to face climate change.  Also key for the sustainable management of forests are the active participation of the community and an adequate articulation with local governments.

Related news:
News 1st International Symposium on Forestry Research: “Strategies for local development”
News Preventive forestry Project against forest fires in Chile

Relevant links:
Andean Forests Project, Project Fact Sheet, Swiss Embassy, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
Website:  Andean Forests Program
NAMA Project, Project Fact Sheet, Swiss Embassy, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC

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