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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
Country: Chile
Population: 152.985 (2012)
Area: 16 km²
Head of Government Presidente de la República Michelle Bachelet Jeria
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