Animated video on climate change adaptation

30 April 2012 | News story

A new animated video 'Adaptación al Cambio Climático: Gente y Ecosistemas', was recently developed by the IUCN Mesoamerica office.

The video is part of the 'Good Water Governance for Adaptation project', which aims to strengthen the adaptive capacity to climate change of communities in the Central America region.

The video demonstrates how ecosystem goods and services benefit people's resilience to climate change and highlights the need to adopt and implement frameworks for better water governance.

Countries in which the 'Good Water Governance for Adaptation project' is being implemented include Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Mexico and El Salvador. It focuses on six watersheds as pilot sites: Under Yorkin (Rio Sixaola), Middle Sixaola (Sixaola River), El Aguacate (Rio Paz), Sumpul (Rio Lempa), Buena Vista (Coatan) and Pozuelos (Cahoacan).

The animated video forms part of the capacity building and training of project stakeholders and communities in the implementation sites, as well as beyond. The 'Good Water Governance for Adaptation project', is funded by the German Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and implemented by the IUCN Regional Office for Mesoamerica (ORMA) and the IUCN Environmental Law centre (ELC).

The video is 4 minutes long, narrated in Spanish with English subtitles:

For more information, please contact Marta Perez de Madrid:

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