Latin America for Education on Climate Change

Project: Research/Creation Project

Project Details


The ALEC (Latin America for Climate Education) project aims to promote education on climate change in Latin
Latina, through the adaptation of pedagogical resources to the local context, the professional development of teachers and the creation of a community of practices.

The importance of education on climate change
ECO's goal is to promote quality climate change education to primary and secondary school students around the world and to induce the behavioral changes necessary for the ecological transition. Classroom-based educational projects should allow young people not only to understand the phenomena at stake, but also to think of solutions for adaptation and mitigation of climate change and lead to the concrete application, through actions in the classroom, school, town or community.

Latin America educating climate change
In this context, the OCE, together with several collaborators, launched the ALEC (Latin America for Climate Education) project.
This five-year pilot project aims to promote climate change education in Latin America, more specifically in Mexico and Colombia (with the ambition to include other countries on the continent).

To achieve this, the project participants are working on three main aspects:

Adaptation of pedagogical resources to the local context. Create a set of quality, multilingual, interdisciplinary and free access educational resources for teachers and trainers, based on IPCC reports.
Professional development of teachers. Train and support primary and secondary teachers, as well as trainers, in order to update their knowledge, discover new pedagogies (inquiry-based science education, project-based learning, interdisciplinarity, etc.) and new tools ( especially digital).
Creation of a community of practices. Organize conferences every year throughout the project in Latin America to bring together local professors, as well as international personalities and experts, in order to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences between professors and scientists.


climate change; education; practices; teacher training
Short titleALEC
Effective start/end date1/1/2012/31/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Main Funding Source

  • National


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