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Co-creating community-based Climate Action Labs in Latin-American Higher Education Institutions
Wednesday, 10. November 2021, 19:00 - 20:15
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Date, time:

10 Nov 19:00-20:15

Contact and organisers

Waldo Soto Bruna, 2811 Social Change Platform, Ashoka, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Objective of the event

  • Inspire leaders of higher education institutions about the possibilities of setting up Climate Action Labs.
  • Exhibit the results of the installation of Climate Action Labs in 11 higher education institutions in Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil.
  • Motivate new higher education institutions to connect with these experiences.

Brief description

This event aims to showcase the efforts of universities in Latin America to activate community actions that increase the resilience of the communities where they are located. In particular, it will show how international cooperation between universities in Europe and Latin America has been key for accelerating the changes required in an increasingly adverse socio-ecological context.

Eleven institutions have set up Climate Action Labs in Latin America, with the support of Erasmus+ and the Botnar Foundation, and it is hoped that this will inaugurate an international network of collaboration between universities in the global south to enhance the possibilities of contributing to climate action from the academic world.

The event will start with a presentation of the concept behind the Climate Action Labs, the methodology and how the co-creation and acceleration process has been carried out in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

Then, laboratories from different universities will be given the opportunity to participate in a semi-structured conversation on the role that higher education institutions can play in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy, bearing in mind the conditions of extractivism, inequality, and injustice that are still present in the continent.





Waldo Soto


2811, Ashoka, Germany

Camilo Vallejo Coordinator Climate Labs, Erasmus +, University of Caldas, Colombia
Paola Sanchez Director "Como con Eco" Ean University, Colombia
João Elton de Jesus Coordinator of university extension and professor of humanities Catholic University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Agenda of the event



Speaker / panellist / facilitator / other


Check-in and Welcome!

Facilitators, Speakers (Waldo Soto)


Presentation: Climate Action Labs in Higher Education Institutions

Speaker (Waldo Soto)


Presentation: Project ClimateLabs Erasmus+

Speaker (Camilo Vallejo)


Presentation Food System Resilience Lab

Speaker (Paola Sanchez)


Presentation UNICAP Climate Lab

Speakers (João Elton de Jesus)



Waldo Soto moderates, all speakers participate


Conclusions and Check Out

Waldo Soto

Team/person in charge of communication and dissemination

Malu Landaberea, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Information about the event on EUROCLIMA + social networks


The European Union - through an alliance of commitment and cooperation of the EUROCLIMA+ programme with 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean - will be facilitating the presentation of 43 events in total.

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