Terrazas Verdes: Adaptación al cambio climático mediante planificación comunitaria y educación ambiental
Sector(s): Adaptation / Resilience / Disaster risk reduction, Education / Social & governance innovation
Recoleta’s “Green Terraces” (Terrazas Verdes) initiative was developed as a response to the risks faced by settlements located on the Cerro San Cristobal, the second-highest hill in the city of Santiago. After a series of workshops and consultations to inform residents about climate change risks, the community decided to construct a series of containing terraces with stone from the local quarry. Fast-growing plants with large roots have been planted on the terraces to combat soil erosion and to reduce the risk of landslides. The project was recorded in the form of a publication entitled “Green Terraces: Adaptation to Climate Change through Community Planning and Environmental Education”.
|Name of government:||Municipality of Recoleta|
|Head of Government||Presidente de la República Michelle Bachelet Jeria|