In terms of combat climate change SMECAO wanted to deal with the problem of deforestation due to public demand of wood. The decrease of forests, especially in mountains, leads to droughts, erosion of soil and, due to that, to landslide. This concludes to a decrease of quality of life for the inhabitants of the district. But there are also other factors which are decreasing quality of life, like shortage of income or health problems.

To fight these problems SMECAO started different projects: