Ecuador is bordered by Colombia, and Peru, and has a coastline on the Pacific. In 2011, it had a population of approximately 15 million people (2011). It was ranked 77th out of 169 countries in 2010 in terms of human development, and 11th out of 22 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Ecuador’s present constitution was approved in 2008, and the country is taking forward a ‘National Plan for Good Living’. The plan promotes economic growth while strengthening vulnerable socio-economic sectors, agricultural sustainability, food security, and climate change adaptation.
Ecuador is a mega-diverse country with four ecological regions (the Coast, the Andes, the rainforest, and the Galápagos Islands). Ecuador is very vulnerable to climate change due to its dependence on natural resources and its main economic activities: food production, fisheries, and tourism.
Quito, Ecuador´s capital, since 2009 has been designing and delivering a Quito Strategy on Climate Change. CDKN Alliance member Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) is working with the City of Quito to consolidate an Action Plan that will build on its Climate Change Strategy. The plan will address such sectors as energy, health and water management, which are particularly vulnerable to climate change. CDKN is assisting with a vulnerability study, and supporting increased participation from civil society groups like Ecuador’s National Youth Convention.
Population: 14.5 million
Human development ranking: 83/187
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