As the Government of Chile issued a Supreme Decree establishing the institution to coordinate local efforts and foreign policy on climate change in 1996, the National Advisory Committee on the Global Climate was established. The Committee played a key role in preparing the National Climate Change Strategy, which was followed by the National Climate Change Action Plan in 2008. The Action Plan states that the country will limit the country’s growth of GHG emissions in a cost-effective manner.
In 2009, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change was created by a presidential instruction and was composed of ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Economy, Public Works, Agriculture, Mining, Transportation and Telecommunications, Energy, and Environment.
In 2010, Chile has enacted a new law, Law 20,417, amending Law 19,300 of 1994, and created the Ministry of the Environment, the Environmental Evaluation Service, the Superintendent for the Environment, and the Council of Ministers for Sustainability.
Source: PMR Market Readiness Proposal submitted by the Ministry of Energy of Chile, February 2013