Latin America for Education on Climate Change.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The ALEC project (Latin America for Climate Education), aims to promote education about climate change in Latin America, 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 climate change education OCE's goal is to promote quality climate change education for primary and secondary school students around the world and induce the behavioral changes necessary for the ecological transition.

Classroom-based educational projects must allow young people not only to understand the phenomena at play, but also to think about solutions for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change and lead to concrete application, through actions in the classroom, school, town or community.

Latin America educating about climate change in this context, the OCE, together with several collaborators, launched the ALEC project (Latin America for Climate Education).

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, project participants are working on three main aspects:

Adaptation of pedagogical resources to the local context.

Create a set of quality, multilingual, interdisciplinary and freely accessible 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 each year throughout the project in Latin America to bring together local professors, as well as international personalities and experts, 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


  • Bogotá D.C.


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