The EcoAdapt project has been funded for a period of four years (beginning in January 2012) by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme to promote an integrated collaboration between science and civil society to benefit the ecosystem and the inhabitants of three areas in Latin America. EcoAdapt hopes to show that scientists working together with civil society organizations (CSOs) can help design strategies with strong social and technical basis for adaptation to climate change. CSOs provide knowledge through their work with the natural environment and population, while researchers provide knowledge from their work in social and biophysical sciences.
The Concepts behind EcoAdapt
EcoAdapt is a research project that promotes integrated work between science and civil society to identify effective techniques for climate change adaptation.
Our work is focused in three territories in Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile).
The project began in January 2012 and is funded by the European Union through 2016.
One of the principal objectives is to show that the joint work between scientists and civil society organizations (CSOs) can help design sustainable strategies to adapt to climate change with strong social and technical bases. The CSOs provide knowledge through their work with the natural environment and population, while research centers provide insight into social and biophysical sciences. Combining different knowledge and generating new knowledge is EcoAdapt's main focus in the Model Forest territories: Jujuy, Chiquitano, and Araucaria Alto Malleco, located respectively in Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile.