Coping and adapting to Climate change in Bolivia

If the impact of climate change can affect any country the most, it would certainly be Bolivia. Bolivia is very much susceptible to the impacts of climate change. Both men and women in Bolivia are already dealing with climate change and its harsh conditions. However, in most cases they are not that much prepared to acclimatize to the future and present impacts of climate change. Although, with the change in climate Bolivia have to adapt to alteration however, five main impacts can be observed in terms of (a), Food insecurity, (b), withdrawal of glaciers which will result in less availability of water, (c), recurrent of natural disasters, (d), mosquito-borne diseases are likely to affect millions of people and last but not the least, (e) an increase in forest fires. The affect of climate change can be seen in Trinidad in Beni, the Cochabamva valleys and Khapi under Mount Illimani in La Paz in Bolivia.

Communities in Beni are finding new ways to make a living with the help from Oxfam and are finding ways to better adapt in times of extreme weather.

However all is not lost yet for the Bolivians. Oxfam is providing help to adapt to climate extremes. Communities in Beni are finding new ways to make a living with the help from Oxfam and are finding ways to better adapt in times of extreme weather.  Familial method of farming and water management process is again brought into practice in Bolivia with the help of Oxfam.

Since the year 2006, Bolivia has been able to successfully deal with the problems facing its nation. Bolivia has stand as an example for all society by showing how to live life well without consuming extra. The Human Rights to Water and Sanitation in the United States has given its consent to Bolivia and this has act as a boost for the nation to cope with the climate change. The International Day of Mother earth has been initiated by Bolivia and endorsed by over 50 member states.

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