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CAN, UNEP and Spanish Agency for International Cooperation. 2007. ¿El fin de las cumbres nevadas? Glaciares y Cambio Climático en la Comunidad Andina.
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Nieves López Izquierdo, Associate Consultant UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The retreat of glaciers is a clear indication of climate change in Latin America. Since the mid-1990s, the Chacaltaya glacier in the Plurinational State of Bolivia has lost half of its surface area and two thirds of its volume, endangering the long-term sustainability of the glacier (Francou et. al. 2003).