Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: November 2016

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


Objective and activities

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

Country:
Chile

Partner institution:

Comisión Nacional del Medio Ambiente (CONAMA), Gobierno Regional Metropolitano de Santiago (GORE), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Universidad de Chile


Implementing organisation:

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)


BMUB grant:
€ 1,420,483.33

Duration:
12/2009 till 03/2013

Website:
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