Formulation of municipal plans for climate change adaptation in two municipalities of Honduras: progress report on the preparation of municipal plans for climate change adaptation in the municipalities of Cabañas and Santa Rita, Copán.
As part of the initiatives to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) with the support of Resilient Central America (ResCA), made efforts for the preparation of Municipal Plans for Climate Change Adaptation in the municipalities of Santa Rita and Cabañas, both in the department of Copán. The activities developed were focused on the stage of participatory consultations directed to the planning teams, representatives of the communities and local organizations of each of the municipalities. This consultation process is the most important stage of planning, given that, through the facilitation of numerous participatory tools, decisions were made on the path that leads to long-term adaptation to climate change. Through eight participatory workshops in the municipalities, a space was created to learn about the topic of climate change, risk management and planning; exchange experiences; generate local information; and reflect and look for alternatives according to the possibilities and existing conditions. The analysis and decision making were oriented towards the identification of threats, impacts, adaptation measures to climate change, expected conditions in 20 years for each focal object, intermediate results in five years, plan of action, and strategies for monitoring, dissemination and financing.