This project aims at enhancing and harnessing a better understanding of low-carbon lifestyles at the city level. Emerging approaches will be tested in Bogota to catalyze action and create replicable urban models. The project adapts research to the Bogota context, working with local partners to build upon existing policy, initiatives and networks, as well as using a youth survey to identify how and what to effectively communicate.

Implemented in

  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Colombia

Led by

  • El Bosque University

Sustainability themes
Climate Change, Agriculture and fishery, Education

Sectors of activity
Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Environmental Services, Agricultural and Fishery, Education

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical

Start date
01/05/2017

End date
30/06/2018

Objectives

This project proposal aims at enhancing and harnessing a better understanding of low-carbon lifestyles at the city level. With local partners, the project adapts research to the Bogota context, building upon understanding of existing policy, initiatives, networks and youth survey to identify how and what to effectively communicate.

Activities

Emerging approaches will be tested in Bogota to catalyse action; to feed into the policy context; and to create replicable urban models. Awareness raising, dialogue and joint action-planning with expert support and synergies with on-going projects and initiatives are used.

Impact and Results

The project develops strategic low-carbon lifestyle area initiatives (developed with measurable climate change impacts based on other urban experiences) that target citizens (youth) reinforcing action across lifestyle areas and develops replicable urban models. Outputs feed into dynamic urban/regional/global SL agenda.