Institutional strengthening for climate change management at territorial level: New publication gathers lessons learned from Chile

The new Policy Brief reports on the process developed in the country with the Regional Climate Change Committees (CORECC), entities for the implementation of actions at the territorial level.

Santiago de Chile, 03 June 2022. The commitment to a sustainable transformation with a view toward meeting global and national climate goals requires the implementation of short, medium and long-term roadmaps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In order to move towards carbon neutrality, implement adaptation measures and increase resilience to the effects of climate change. 

This is why, during the last Conference of the Parties held in Glasgow in November 2021 (COP26), Chile presented its Long-Term Climate Strategy (LTCS)

In this regard, the involvement of actors in the country's regions and local governments is fundamental for the fulfilment of national objectives, as it is in the territories where climate action occurs, both in terms of adaptation and mitigation of climate change. 

In Chile, the European Union (EU) and its EUROCLIMA+ programme, through the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH and the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), joined with other cooperating partners to support the country in the exercise of developing a vision and a route to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050. Chile's Long-Term Climate Strategy presented at COP26 is the culmination of a process of dialogue and negotiation between different economic, social, political and institutional sectors, civil society, academia and organisations, which took place during 2020 and 2021 to define how to achieve this ambitious and necessary objective.

The support provided by EUROCLIMA+, through GIZ, in partnership with the Chilean Ministry of Environment, highlights the public consultation process for the LTCS and the “Development and implementation of an institutional strengthening and capacity building programme at sub-national level in the context of the preparation of the Climate Strategy for Resilient and Low Emission Development 2050”, which was implemented with the support of the Centre for Climate Science and Resilience (CR)2.

As a result of this strengthening programme, which involved more than 120 members of the 16 Regional Climate Change Committees (CORECC) in different instances of dialogue and training, the Policy brief "Capacity building at sub-national level: The experience of the Regional Climate Change Committees of Chile" has been prepared, which includes the main lessons learned from the process, as well as some recommendations for the continuous improvement of climate change management at this level of governance. 

The publication is available for download here.

The document was prepared by (CR)2, with the Chilean Ministry of Environment and supported by GIZ. 


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union and co-financed by the German federal government through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as well as by the governments of France and Spain through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.   

The Programme's mission is to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting mitigation, adaptation, resilience and climate investment. It is implemented according to the "Spirit of Team Europe" under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), AFD Group: the French Development Agency (AFD)/ Expertise France (EF), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), he International an Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Euroclima is the European Union's flagship programme on environmental sustainability and climate change with Latin America. It aims to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in Latin America by promoting climate change mitigation and adaptation through resilience and investment. 
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