The CAS project is awarded as an official project of the UN Decade “Education for Sustainable Development, 2005-2014” by the German UNESCO Commission (DUK in its German abbreviation). The UN Resolution was declared on the Earth Summit 2002 in Johannesburg and aims to fix the concept of sustainable development in all fields of education. Education for sustainable development refers to the teaching of knowledge about the global interrelations and challenges in relation to economy, ecology and social aspects.

As climate change is a crucial process of global change, adaptation to the consequences of climate change constitutes an important objective of sustainability. The CAS project acts in close international cooperation at the intersection of science and practice. Therefore, the interchange of knowledge with scientists and stakeholders is a central part of the project. Main activities in this context consist of a participatory process with ten Round Table meetings and a Regional Learning Network “Latin America”.

Both activities contribute to the building of capacities for the involved project members and stakeholders to develop adaptation measures for Santiago de Chile but also for six other cities in Latin America: Mexico-City, Bogotá, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Lima. The elaborated materials will be made available to the public.

The CAS project adapts, thus, the recommended actions of Art. 36 in the Agenda 21, i.e. “Promoting education, public awareness and training” that is also the guiding principle of the World Decade “Education for Sustainable Development, 2005-2014”.

The official link to the UN Decade “Education for Sustainable Development, 2005-2014” is: