Support to the formulation of Chile's long-term climate strategy

Chile has made substantial progress on the legal and policy framework for climate change recently. In January 2020, the first Climate Change Framework Bill went through the Senate, containing the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Also, in April 2020, the revised NDC was presented, through which the South American country updated its commitments, incorporating new goals and more ambitious objectives (See more here). 

The Long-Term Climate Strategy (LTCS) will be the climate change management tool that will define the country's guidelines for 2050 in terms of mitigation and adaptation. Some of the key contents to be included in the LTSC will be: the greenhouse gas emissions trajectory; sectoral GHG emissions reduction targets; mitigation and adaptation objectives, targets and indicators; guidelines for climate risk assessment; mechanisms for integration between policies and synergies between mitigation and adaptation; and the means of implementation associated with technology development and transfer, capacity building and strengthening, and climate empowerment; and climate financing.  

The participatory process of preparing this strategy will allow for an open debate on the development trajectories on which Chile hopes to advance, in order to build a climate-resilient and carbon-neutral country by 2050, which will promote the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement. 

In this process Chile has considered the participation of the public sector fundamental, but also the involvement of sub-national governments, the private sector, civil society and academia, ensuring that its design and preparation contemplates participatory and inclusive methodologies and that it manages to communicate to and raise awareness in the citizens about this long-term vision, generating the commitment of the society as a whole.

The Long-Term Climate Strategy is one of the country's most important international commitments on climate change, providing a framework for achieving the objectives of Chile's current NDC and its subsequent rewrites scheduled every 5 years.

This action will support the Ministry of the Environment in the development of a resilient and low emission climate development strategy for Chile in 2050.

Long-term strategies (LTS)

Having a long-term climate strategy will enable progress in several areas:

Joint Vision

Defining a long-term joint vision for the country, considering the particular situation in terms of risks and opportunities posed by climate change, as well as the goal of neutrality of emissions.

Resilient Development

Integrating a climate-resilient and low-emission development approach into the country's development at national, sub-national and sectoral levels


Give a clear signal to society at large to promote investments consistent with the vision of climate-resilient, low-emission development. In general, society will respond accordingly if the country clearly defines the route it wants to take to development.

Global targets

To contribute to the global targets for mitigation and adaptation, by better planning the fulfilment of international commitments on climate change, incorporating the permanent process of reviewing and updating Chile's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) as part of the processes contained in the strategy.

Expected Results


Creation of capacities

Capacity building at a sub-national scale to facilitate participatory processes.

Participatory process

Participatory process for the preparation and validation of the LTCS.

Communication and Awareness-raising

Communication and Public Awareness for long-term climate-resilient and low-emission development.




“All Parties should endeavour to formulate and communicate their long-term strategies for low greenhouse gas emission development taking into account the objectives of the Agreement in view of their common but differentiated responsibilities.”

Paris Agreement 1 in its Article 4.19

The Environmental Assessment developed by OECD 3 for Chile in 2015, recommends identifying the long-term trajectory consistent with the goal of zero net emissions in the second half of the 2050s; making known the long-term commitment to climate change, whether through legislative or other measures.


Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile

We built the Framework Law on Climate Change as an unprecedented process of early citizen participation in developing the draft where we had very important support from EUROCLIMA+
Mayo de 2020

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Participatory and ambitious: Chile begins the process for its Long Term Climate Strategy (LTCS)

The process, which considers various instances of participation by different actors and sectors of society, will be supported by the EUROCLIMA+ Programme
Santiago de Chile, May 20 2020

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