Climate change

Ecuador has been affected by high-intensity events due to climate change such as “El Niño” phenomenon, the glaciers melting, the decrease in runoff that feeds natural water sources, the overpopulation of invasive species in fragile ecosystems, the extinction of species in the four regions and the increase in tropical diseases such as dengue or malaria.

The impact of climate change is mainly reflected in agriculture. Extreme events and climatic irregularities caused the absence of rains for several months, almost completely affecting the cultivation territories in some provinces of the Highlands. Ecuadorian health is also affected, as the increase in the contagion of infectious diseases is closely related to temperature and rainfall.

Due to a large number of small cities with high rates of poverty and the threat of natural disasters, the coast is the region most affected by climate change in the country. Poverty levels are accentuated in provinces with greater physical exposure to climatic phenomena, basic services limitations and weak local government authorities.

Our programs aim to expose these effects of climate change in the daily lives of common people and in the involved production business which are affected by climate change. We aim that participants learn of new technologies used in the country to assess the best approach to deal with climate change as a transversal axis of responsible practices. Waste management, energy production, water use and treatment, ecological bulding / construction and alternative mobility are some of the major contents of the program, in addition, a link with conservation and restoration of iconic ecosystems such as the Amazon forest, the mangroves, the choco, the paramo, coral reefs, among others can be done in line with the new carbon markets strategies that are been implemented worldwide. On this way we create a link with the ecosystem and create awareness regarding the impact that human activity has on the environment in order to build an ecological vision and live harmoniously in it.

Range of activities, topics and regions:

  • Water treatment
  • Ecological building
  • Waste management
  • Alternative mobility
  • Carbon Market
  • Conservation / restauration 
  • Responsible practices and education