Bearing in mind that the region invested 81,900 million dollars in 2000, it is estimated that in order to achieve new goals in quality and equity, around 13,500 million dollars more would be needed between 2005 and 2015, since it is calculated that 150,000 million dollars should have been invested by 2015 (UNECLAC, 2005, p.
These programmes may sometimes also offer additional subsidies to pay for transport and material acquisition expenses (UNECLAC, 2005).
This situation can contribute to an increase in the breach in educational achievements based on the social stratum of students' families (UNECLAC, 2005, p.
Average temperatures in the region have increased by 0.1[degrees]C to 0.2[degrees]C per decade over the last three decades (UNECLAC 2011).
Higher temperatures would also have serious consequences for agriculture, commercial fisheries, and marine ecosystems (UNECLAC 2011).