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6 Jan 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Intensive natural resources exploitation, access to water and social inequality to be addressed in new constitution now in development
6 Apr 2021 SANTIAGO, Chile
Central Oversight Of 43 Chilean Water Authorities
18 Nov 2020 SANTIAGO
U.S.-based Albemarle Corp, the world's largest lithium producer, has accused its top rival, Chilean miner SQM, and local regulators of seeking to keep secret a coveted report about the environmental impact of lithium mining in Chile's Salar de Atacama, according to a filing made by its lawyers. Chilean regulator Corfo, which oversees lithium mining in the Atacama, in August denied a request from Albemarle ALB...
24 Aug 2020 Santiago, Chile
A strongly worded statement from the UN has requested the Chilean government to “clarify” its choice to place economic development ahead of human rights, identifying controversial agriculture and energy projects at the heart of its rebuke of the country.On 20 August Leo Heller, the special rapporteur on human rights to drinking water and sanitation, asked the government to “clarify” its approach to the intensive cultivation of avocados in the central coastal region and the development of the Maipo Hydroelectric Project that is southeast of Santiago...
29 Jul 2020 SANTIAGO
A top environmental judge in Chile renewed a call for a government-vetted water study to help stamp out lingering questions about sustainability that have cast a pall over Chile’s lithium-rich Salar de Atacama. Water - both fresh and saline, where the lithium lies - has long been a sticking point for miners at Atacama, one of the world’s richest reserves of the ultralight battery metal...
19 Apr 2020 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile has become the first country in Latin America to submit its updated climate action commitment (Nationally Determined Contribution, or NDC) as required by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, under which every country agreed to prepare and communicate an updated nationally determined contribution (NDC) every five years to reflect progress toward its highest possible ambition...
13 Jan 2020 SANTIAGO
The Chilean Senate's decision to reject the idea of legislating a constitutional reform to enshrine water as a public good was described as a national disgrace on Thursday. The text received 24 votes in favor and only 12 against, but was rejected because the 29 votes required (two-thirds system) for its approval were not reached, which continues to generate criticism in social, political and academic circles.
27 Dec 2019 SANTIAGO
“Water, water, water, is a right, not a business, not a privilege”. Used as a rallying cry during protests, this chant rang out as an underlying current throughout an alternative climate conference held in Santiago, Chile from December 2-11, 2019. Chile is the only country in the world with a privatized water system, and uneven water access has been one of the most critical issues fueling the country’s on-going social uprising.
7 Nov 2019 BONN, Germany
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced an offer from the Government of Spain to host United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) from December 2-13, 2019.The 1 November announcement came on the heels of Chile’s decision to pull out of the host role in the face of extended civil unrest that began in Santiago in mid-October...
11 Oct 2019 SANTIAGO
A bill seeking to declare water produced from seawater desalination plants a public good has begun to be read in Chile. If passed, the bill, introduced into the Senate in January 2018, would allow the distribution of such water to be subject to the authority of the state, which concerns the private sector companies, particularly in the mining sector, which have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to secure their water sources through investment in desalination plants, particularly in arid northern Chile
9 Oct 2019 MARSEILLE, France
An outcomes document of the High Level Strategic Workshop on Water and Climate, sponsored by the World Water Council, has been made available in advance of the COP25 meeting in Santiago in December.With the theme of “Raising ambitions on the road to COP25”, a June workshop aimed at increasing global climate ambitions through the crucial recognition of water as a main game-changer...
5 Oct 2019 SANITAGO
The shrinking of Chile's glaciers due to climate change has increased to 8% over the past five years, according to a preliminary study by the General Waters Directorate (DGA). In the framework of the draft bill on the protection of those water masses, DGA Director Oscar Cristi expressed concern about the increased loss of more than 1,600 square kilometers due to the breaking of the largest glaciers...