Project Goal: Review 1978 Amazon Accords and establish current and future strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change with emphasis on impacts on water resources, agriculture and biodiversity.
Given the current international interest in the Basin as a critical element in global climate assessments, World Water Watch, along with partner organisations, is supporting and working with the eight participating countries in the Basin to facilitate practices to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The Amazon Accords were signed 40 years ago with subsequent amendments and updates in 1990. The Accords provide an important guide to the eight countries that share the Basin.
In addition to sharing a common strategy for sustainable development in the Basin, the accords are of importance to the global community as a critical element in climate change policies and strategies. “AMZclimate2050” brings together an alliance of partner organizations to support ACTO (Amazon Cooperative Treaty Organization) and ongoing efforts to monitor and contribute to sustainable development in the Basin. The year 2050 may seem in the distant future, however the strategies and actions of ACTO, in conjunction with the eight cooperating countries, will provide a framework for success or failure in our shared goals.
AMZclimate2050 will establish a support system for ACTO to utilize environmental data that provides guidance for sustainable development in the Basin. Of particular interest will be the availability and documentation of trends and likely future impact of climate change on water resources, agriculture and biodiversity. It is the intent of AMZclimate2050 to involve stakeholders in each of the eight participating nations in climate change strategies and programs. Appropriate scenarios will be developed to include likely impacts through 2050 based on a range of changing climate parameters.