This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
National Climate Change Action Plan 2008-2012
Description/achievement of initiative
Chile's National Climate Change Action Plan establishes a framework for all of the nation's activities aimed at evaluating the impact, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. It seeks to respond to the imperative made clear by recent scientific evidence regarding projected climate change during the 21st century, from which our country is not exempt. It also aims to fulfill the commitment Chile made when it signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Action Plan is intended to bring together a number of public policies related to climate change and its adverse effects, policies which will be carried out by the relevant public sector organisms. It is therefore important to strengthen the institutions mentioned in the Action Plan, which seeks to coordinate an adequate response by our country to the new national and international challenges resulting from this global problem.