A new participatory workshop to nurture Chile's Capacity Building and Climate Empowerment Strategy

The workshop focused on input from the education sector, with representatives from all levels of education in the country.

On 27 October 2020, the participatory process for the preparation of Chile’s Climate Capability and Empowerment Strategy, began, which aims to respond to the country's commitment to update its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC, 2020), as recommended in Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Article 12 of the Paris Agreement - Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) - by incorporating citizens in its design and formulation.

The process is led by the Chilean Ministry of Environment with support from the EUROCLIMA+ programme -through the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP)-, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the React for the Climate platform and the Festival of Social Innovation in Chile (FIIS).

In continuity with this process of accompaniment, a new phase of consultation began on 19 May, designed to nurture the development of the strategy from the specific sectors directly involved in some of the 6 dimensions of ACE - education, training, awareness raising, access to information, participation, and international cooperation.

On this occasion, public entities of MINEDUC (Chile's Ministry of Education) were convened in coordination with MMA and FIIAPP, who facilitated and energised the entire workday. The workshop facilitated a constructive dialogue between representatives of different educational organisations in the country, and thus was able to gather contributions from the different educational levels.

The objectives of the session were to gather inputs for the design of the Strategy for Chile's Capacity Building and Climate Empowerment, to share progress and results of the systematisation process about the participatory process with civil society in national and regional workshops, and to generate a constructive space for collaboration and reflection with identified participants for the design of the Capacity Building and Climate Empowerment Strategy, with a special focus on the education and awareness-raising component.

The session served to analyse some proposed objectives for the education and awareness-raising component of the Capacity Building and Climate Empowerment Strategy, the identification of existing or new instruments to advance in the fulfilment of objectives, and to generate inputs for the definition of targets for the education and awareness-raising component of the Capacity Building and Climate Empowerment Strategy.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Undersecretary of Early Childhood Education, the Undersecretary of General Education (General Division, Curriculum and Evaluation Unit, UCE, Regional Counterpart), the Undersecretary of Higher Education of the Centre for Improvement, Experimentation and Pedagogical Research (CPEIP), the Superintendence of Education and the Agency for Quality Education, all agencies of the Ministry of Education of Chile (MINEDUC) and the team of the Climate Change office of the Ministry of Environment.


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), and UN Environment.


Euroclima is the European Union's flagship programme on environmental sustainability and climate change with Latin America. It aims to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in Latin America by promoting climate change mitigation and adaptation through resilience and investment. 
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