On Friday (Sept. 26) Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet enacted new environmental tax legislation that will make the country the first in South American to tax carbon dioxide emissions. Currently, 80% of Chile’s energy comes from fossil fuels. This tax aims to meet Chile’s voluntary target of reducing this fossil fuel dependence by 20% by 2020, read more…
|Year||Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF ( MtCO2e)||Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per Capita ( tCO2e Per Capita)||Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per GDP ( tCO2e / Million $ GDP)|
The line chart shows the country’s carbon emissions by year, expressed in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) for emission totals, and in tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) for per capita and per dollar of GDP values. It is based on data from CAIT platform provided by the World Resource Insititute, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.
By selecting or deselecting each item, you can compare or give prominence to particular emission trends.
|Energy Source||Production (ktoe)||TPES (ktoe)|
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The double-doughnut chart shows the country’s energy production and TPES (Total Primary Energy Supply), expressed in thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe). It is built on data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development/International Energy Agency libraries, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.
The INNER RING represents the country’s energy production from each energy source, corresponding to the quantities of fuels extracted or produced.
The OUTER RING shows the country’s total primary energy supply of each fuel. It represents the net quantities of fuels made available on the domestic market, after foreign transfers and trading. According to IEA’s definition, TPES equals production plus imports minus exports minus international bunkers plus or minus stock changes.
Differences between production and TPES are significant as they highlight the actual country’s behaviour in the matter of a given energy source. Production values and TPES values of the same energy source may vary widely, especially in case of the much-traded fossil fuels.
Energy data refers to year 2013.
On 21 July 2014 the Council of Ministers of Chile approves the Adaptation Plan to Climate Change in Biodiversity as a result of the National Action Plan on Climate Change 2008-2012 (2008) the National Plan of Adaptation to climate Change (2014) and the National Biodiversity Strategy to 2020.
The National Environment Commission (CONAMA) issued in 2008 the National Climate Change Strategy and the National Action Plan on Climate Change 2008-2012, which includes, as one of its priorities, strategic lines analyzing the potential effects of climate change on biodiversity with focus on ecosystems and potentially more vulnerable species to potential changes in climate during the XXI century.
The National Biodiversity Strategy (NBS) (CONAMA, 2003), has among its key strategies: the conservation and restoration of ecosystems, species conservation and the creation of appropriate mechanisms for biodiversity management. Meanwhile, the Country Action Plan for the Implementation of the NBS (2005), emphasized the generation of synergies between actions to protect and restore biodiversity and mitigation and adaptation to climate change within the global targets for 2015.
Currently the country is seized with the task of updating its Biodiversity Policy taking into account the guidelines of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the goals set for that period, several of which are synergistic with the objectives of adaptation to climate change.
Currently Chile is involved in the task of updating its Biodiversity Policy taking into account the guidelines of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the goals set for that period, several of which are synergistic with the objectives of adaptation to climate change.
- date of signature: 13 June 1992
- date of ratification: 22 December 1994
- date of entry into force: 22 March 1995
- date of signature: 17 June 1998
- date of ratification: 26 August 2002
- date of entry into force: 16 February 2005
The Ministry of Environment presented in 2011 the 2nd National Communication to the UNFCCC Chile United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 3rd is being prepared for the 2016 Communication.
In the Rio + 20 Summit (June 2012), Chile confirmed its commitment to sustainable development in its three dimensions: economic, environmental and social, and in the XI. Conference of the Parties to the CBD –Convention on Biological Biodiversity- (December 2012), Chile reiterated its commitment to achieving the Aichi biodiversity, which were adopted as part of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 by the CBD Conference of the X. Parties in 2010.
Chile communicated that it will implement NAMAs in order to achieve a 20 per cent reduction below the ‘business as usual’ emissions growth trajectory in 2020, as projected from the year 2007, having as its main focus: Energy efficiency, renewable energy, and land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) measures.