German experts begin research on climate change in Mantaro valley

Forestry experts from Germany’s Dresden, University of Technology have begun research into the effects of climate change in Peru’s Mantaro valley, in central Junin department.

The research is part of an agreement between Peru’s rural development program AgroRural and the university’s International Forestry and Forest Products Institute, state news agency Andina reported.

The agreement is intended to set up a strategic alliance to promote research into forestry and its vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation of climate change as part of the Climate Action Network International (CAN) project.

CAN is a global network of more than 600 NGOs working to promote actions to reduce the impact of climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. The project is located in over 90 countries, according to its website.

The research in the Mantaro valley will be carried out with support from researchers at the Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru, located in Junin capital Huancayo. Researchers plan to conclude the study in 2014.

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