Panama: Integration of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Measures in the Management of Natural Resources in Four Priority Watersheds of Panama

The overall aim of the programme is to build the capacity to adapt to, and mitigate climate change in order to contribute to environmental sustainability and poverty reduction in four priority watersheds in Panama. This will be achieved through the development of an Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy and a Pilot Climate Monitoring System, improvement of local management of land and water resources, and increased access to sources of funding.
Implementation period: July 2008 - July 2011

The Outcomes and Outputs of this Joint Programme are:

Outcome 1: An Integrated Adaptation and Mitigation Management Strategy and a pilot Climate Monitoring System developed to ensure that adaptation and mitigation issues are taken into account when making development decisions at national level

  • Output 1.1.: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy formulated for four priority watersheds
  • Output 1.2.: Pilot Climate Monitoring System established to reduce risks associated with climate change in four priority watersheds  

Outcome 2: Improved local management of natural resources (water and soil) to increase the ability to adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects

  • Output 2.1.: Land use planning agreed and implemented by municipal councils and traditional indigenous authorities in the four priority watersheds
  • Output 2.2.: Increased capacity of municipal councils, traditional indigenous authorities and Regional Units of the National Environment Authority  (ANAM) to manage land sustainably in order to adapt to and mitigate climate change in four priority watersheds
  • Output 2.3.: 3 Increased capacity of inhabitants to foresee and to implement adaptation and mitigation measures, particularly in the agricultural and forestry sectors, in four priority watersheds
  • Output 2.4.: Increased capacity of inhabitants to design and implement climate change adaptation measures in relation to water management, sanitation and food security in four priority watersheds

Outcome 3: Access to increased levels of funding to support sustainable management activities for natural resources aimed at adapting to climate change and mitigating its effects

  • Output 3.1.: Payment for environmental services projects set up in at least three of the programme's priority watersheds 
  • Output 3.2.: Methodology developed for application of the Clean Development Mechanism in forest projects  

In this programme FAO is mainly involved in the implementation of Outputs 2.3., 3.1., and 3.2. 

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last updated:  Thursday, December 16, 2010