Marie-Ange Baudoin – Final Project for the World Bank’s 2014 MOOC, Turn down the heat.
This presentation focuses on glacier melt in tropical regions, especially in the Andes. Tropical glaciers across the world are important sources of fresh water for the mountain communities, for those located at mid-altitude, and for the lowlands and coastal areas. For instance, water from glaciers melt is used in food- and cash- crop production, hydropower, and industry. With constant glaciers retreat resulting from global warming, water availability from the highlands to coastal areas will be reduced, possibly increasing tensions over competing water demands and allocations. Therefore, it is important to foster cooperation among highlanders to lowlanders, in order to manage water resources in more sustainable ways.
Climate Change Impacts, Resilience and Development in Mountain Regions. A PowerPoint presentation presented at the United Nations Mountain Partnership side event January 8, 2014. Presented by Ivan Ramirez and Michael Glantz.