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Developing a Climate Adaptation Strategy for the Metropolitan Region of Santiago and a Regional Learning Network for Latin American Megacities

As of: April 2021

The project was developing adaptation measures for the metropolitan region of Santiago de Chile in the key areas of energy, water and land use. As a first step, the project partners assessed the most significant climatic changes taking place in the region, along with the effects of these changes. As part of an ongoing participatory process (roundtable on adaptation to climate change), representatives of relevant regional and national administrations were developing adaptation measures, evaluating and prioritising these measures, and planning their implementation. Moreover, the project was promoting cooperation with decision makers from other megacities in Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico in order to coordinate the activities in a regional learning network.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • 10 roundtables held, attended by various interest groups, with the aim of developing adaptation measures for Santiago de Chile
  • Regional climate change adaptation plan including 14 fully elaborated priority measures approved by the Environment Ministry on 27 November 2012
  • Guidelines and manual written and published providing background information on the implementation of the strategies
  • Visual representation of the impacts of climate change in the Santiago region made available via a web portal

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (UFZ)

Political partner(s):
  • National Environmental Commission (CONAMA) - Chile
  • Santiago Regional Metropolitan Government (GORE) - Chile
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Implementing partner(s):
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • University of Chile

BMU grant:
1.420.483,33 €

12/2009  till  03/2013


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