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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

US-WB collaborationThe Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS) developed and operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was used in support of World Bank adaptation projects in Colombia, Mexico, the Andes region of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and the Caribbean.

ALOS data supported climate change adaptation programs develop by the World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean, among them:

  • Regional Adaptation to the Impact of Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes Project (Regional Andes Project) in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, co-financed by the Global Environment Facility, with a focus on the mountain and glaciated areas;
  • Integrated National Adaptation Program (INAP) in Colombia, co-financed by the Global Environment Facility, with a focus on biomass density and land cover in high-mountain (Páramos and Glaciers) and coastal (wetlands and mangroves) ecosystems;
  • Adaptation to Climate Impacts in the Gulf of Mexico in Mexico, co-financed by the Global Environmental Facility, forest and coastal wetland ecosystems; and
  • Support to the Caribbean: Implementation of Adaptation Measures in Coastal Zones (SPACC) project in Dominica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, co-financed by the Global Environment Facility, with a focus on coastal ecosystems and mangroves.
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