Chile moves into the top 10, ranking 9th, and is a high overall performer in CCPI 2021.
Overall, Chile shows a very similar performance to the previous year, receiving high ratings in the GHG Emissions and Renewable Energy categories, and medium ratings in Energy Use and Climate Policy. The country’s overall very positive balance regarding climate mitigation action is reflected in the fact that current level indicators for GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy, and Energy Use receive high ratings.
In the medium-rated Climate Policy category, experts point to significant progress in the Climate Change Framework Law and in development of a long-term emissions reduction strategy. Chile also announced its enhanced NDC in April 2020, proposing a 45% emissions reduction by 2030 compared with 2016 levels and including clear measures both in mitigation and adaptation. Experts welcomed that the emissions reduction target refers to net emissions reduction rather than, as in the previous NDC, reduction of the economy’s emissions intensity. Accordingly, in the CCPI 2021 analysis, Chile’s 2030 emissions reduction target is rated very high compared with a well-below-2°C pathway.Experts do, however, also see room for improvement; for example, they call upon the government to recognise and finance regional and local governments’ renewable energy projects in order to untap potential and achieve a just and inclusive energy transition.
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI: Nuria Hartmann (Independent Environmental Consultant), Teresita Alcántara (Adapt-Chile), Matias Asun (Greenpeace Chile), Sara Larrain (Fundación Chile Sustentable).