Key Documents & Presentations
Chile plans to enact a nation-wide carbon tax by 2017.
The PMR will support:
- Preparation for a political decision on the potential implementation of an ETS within the energy sector;
- Capacity-building for regulatory, economic, and institutional analyses needed to design the energy sector ETS;
- Design and implementation of a MRV and GHG registry systems; and
- Stakeholder engagement.
Chile recognizes the important role that market-based instruments can play in limiting the growth of carbon emissions. The Chilean energy sector accounts for 73% of the country’s non-LULUCF (land use, land-use changes and forestry) emissions and showed the highest growth of emissions by 13% between 2000 and 2006. In 2006, electricity production (36%); mining, manufacture and industry (23%); and transportation (29%) make up most of the country’s energy emissions. The LULUCF sector represents a negative carbon balance nearing 25% of the non-LULUCF sectors.
By 2020 Chile pledges to reduce emission by 20% below its business-as-usual emissions growth trajectory (with international support) in an effort to support its low carbon development goals. Focus is on achieving energy efficiency and promoting renewable energy development, as well as land use change and forestry measures.
In 2013, Chile commenced long-term mitigation scenario planning, known as Mitigation Action Plans & Scenarios or MAPS. MAPS projects national level GHG emissions for a business-as-usual scenario as well as several other mitigation scenarios that depend on various actions. Target years include 2020, 2030, and 2050. PMR coordinates with work done on MAPS.
Chile established the National Advisory Committee on the Global Climate in 1996. The Committee played a key role in the preparation of the National Climate Change Strategy, followed by the National Climate Change Action Plan.
In 2009, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change was created; it is comprised of representatives from Foreign Affairs, Finance, Economy, Public Works, Agriculture, Mining, Transportation and Telecommunications, Energy, and Environment ministries.
In 2010, Chile created the Ministry of the Environment, the Environmental Evaluation Service, the Superintendent for the Environment, and the Council of Ministers for Sustainability.
The Ministry of Energy coordinates GHG mitigation policies and is the focal point for PMR. The PMR Steering Committee was established in March 2012 and formed by the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Economy, Agriculture, Mining, Transport & Telecommunications, Energy and Environment.
All Documents & Presentations
|Chile PMR Project Implementation Status Report Presentation||English||June 2015|
|Chile PMR Project Implementation Status Report||English||May 2015|
|Chile: Update on MRP Implementation||English||October 2013|
|Chile: Final Market Readiness Proposal (MRP)||English||March 2013|
|Chile: Final Market Readiness Proposal (MRP) Presentation||English||March 2013|
|Chile: MRV, Compliance & Registry||English||November 2012|
|Chile: Implementing a GHG ETS-Design Options and Decision Making||English||November 2012|
|Chile: National Situation Case Study||English||November 2012|
|Chile: Scaled-up Crediting Mechanism-Options and Recommendations||English||September 2012|
|Chile: Country Update||English||March 2012|
|Chile: Organizing Framework||English||May 2011|
|Chile: Expression of Interest Letter||English||February 2011|
|Chile: Expression of Interest (EoI)||English||February 2011|
|Chile: INDC on Climate Change||English||June 2015|
|Chile: Update on Carbon Tax||English||November 2014|
|Chile: Update on Proposed Carbon Tax||English||May 2014|
|Chile: Carbon Tax Developments||English||May 2014|
|ETS Workshop: Cap Seting in Emissions Trading - Chile||English||March 2012|
|ETS Workshop: Coverage in Emissions Trading - Chile||English||March 2012|
|ETS Workshop: Why Emissions Trading - Chile||English||March 2012|
|Resolution PA5/2013-1: Allocation of the Implementation Phase Funding to Chile||English||March 2013|
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