Chile launches a public consultation and citizen participation process for its Long-Term Climate Strategy

This process includes holding workshops with the different regions of the country, workshops on ancestral knowledge, as well as two nationwide webinars.

Santiago de Chile, 27 May 2021. Today, with the holding of the Citizen Workshop in the Atacama Region, Chile begins the public consultation and citizen participation stage of its first Long-Term Climate Strategy (LTCS). The design and construction of this important instrument for compliance with the Paris Agreement was launched on 18 May 2020 and, from the beginning of its development, a multi-stakeholder, multi-level, cross-cutting and transparent participatory process was envisaged, seeking to build an inclusive and representative vision through the contribution of the various sectors and actors in the country.

The participatory development of the strategy contemplated two main stages, an early participation that has already been completed and a formal participation. In the early participation stage, the main objective was to discuss and analyse the contents to be included in the LTCS proposal, which will now be submitted to public consultation and formal citizen participation. This first stage included more than 70 entities participating in an online format, involving more than 2,000 people, and considering gender equity and the participation of all regions of the country as key issues.

Formal citizen participation starts today with the opening of the proposed Long-Term Climate Strategy to public consultation. This formal public participation process for the LTCS is supported by the European Union (EU) and its EUROCLIMA+ Programme, through the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH.

This stage contemplates the implementation of spaces and channels for citizens to learn about the content of the LTCS proposal, to participate in dissemination, information and dialogue workshops, and to actively participate by submitting their observations, suggestions and comments, which will be duly considered and addressed with a view toward improving the LTCS. As part of this citizen participation process, participatory workshops called Citizen Workshops will be held. These workshops will be held in an online format for each of the country's regions (16) and will also include workshops focused on ancestral knowledge for climate action (6) and two nationwide webinars.

All these instances aim to publicise the LTCS throughout the country, opening spaces for citizen input to the instrument and participation in the public consultation process, encouraging participants to make their observations in order to enrich the proposal.

Once the public consultation process has concluded, and once the results of the public consultation and the citizen workshops have been systematised, a stage of analysis and weighting of the observations and integration of improvements to the instrument will begin. Once the improvement of the LTCS has been completed, it will be presented to the Council of Ministers for Sustainability. Chile plans to present its LTCS at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP26, to be held in November 2021.

 To participate in this process, go to the public consultation platform of the Chilean Ministry of Environment, available here.

Below, you can check the complete schedule of the Workshops:

Citizen Workshops LTCS –10:00 am (local time)

Workshop

Date

Citizen’s Workshop Atacama Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

27-05-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Los Lagos Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

01-06-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Antofagasta Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

03-06-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Tarapacá Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

08-06-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Magallanes Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

10-06-2021

(10 am Magallanes time,

9 am hora RM)

Citizen’s Workshop Metropolitan Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

16-06-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Aysén Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

18-06-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Valparaíso Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

22-06-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Ñuble Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

24-06-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Arica and Parinacota Región

for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

06-07-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Coquimbo Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

08-07-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Araucanía Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

13-07-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Los Ríos Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

15-07-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Bío-Bío Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

20-07-2021

Citizen’s Workshop Maule Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

22-07-2021

Citizen’s Workshop O´Higgins Region for the Long-Term Climate Strategy

27-07-2021

Workshops on ancestral knowledge

Workshop

Date

Ancestral knowledge Informative AM

15-06-2021

9:30 - 11:15

Ancestral knowledge Informative PM

17-06-2021

18:00 - 19:45

Ancestral knowledge survey VP

07-07-2021

18:00 - 20:30

Ancestral knowledge survey RN

14-07-2021

15:00-17:30 insular (17 hrs. stgo)

Ancestral knowledge survey AM

16-07-2021

9:30 - 12:00

Closing Workshop

28-07-2021

16:00 -18:00

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