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14 Oct 2020 SANTIAGO, Chile
The world's second largest lithium producer, SQM in Chile, has announced new sustainable development plans including commitmet to the environment and sustainability of operations throughout its supply chain. Lithium production is water-use intensive and presents toxic risk to local communities and ecosystems...
5 Aug 2020 SANTIAGO, Chile
Mining giant BHP Billiton, operator of the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, in Chile was charged 31 July with exceeding water extraction thresholds over the past 15 years.“The company, despite committing to reduce its extraction of water … exceeded the maximum level permitted since 2005, tripling that level in 2019,” Chile’s regulator said in a statement...
28 Apr 2020 SANTIAGO
The water crisis affecting Chile and the rest of the world has had a severe impact on the agricultural industry, creating an urgent need for solutions and reinvention. The drought Chile has been experiencing for more than a decade has been extremely challenging. A deficit in infrastructure has stretched from the central regions to the northern regions, hitting most of the country’s key agricultural production regions.
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...
16 Apr 2020 SANTIAGO
Intense droughts lasting a year or two are common in Chile and other countries with Mediterranean climates. But the drought currently gripping central Chile—which has dragged on for more than a decade—is something quite different. Since 2010, precipitation in central Chile has been below normal each year by an average of 20 to 45 percent.
26 Jan 2020 SANTIAGO
Global demand for lithium is expected to triple in six years. But mining companies are increasingly coming into conflict with indigenous communities who are worried about the future of their ecosystems.
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.
11 Dec 2019 SANTIAGO
Overshadowed by events in Madrid, where the United Nations COP25 conference is taking place, activists in the Chilean capital, Santiago, are eager that social justice becomes more central to international climate discussions. On December 2, the first day of COP25, more than 100 environmental groups launched a parallel conference in Santiago...
20 Nov 2019 BONN, Germany
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced an update to certain details following the offer of the Government of Spain to host the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid from 2 to 13 December 2019.The new venue is IFEMA - Feria de Madrid (https://www...
30 Jul 2019 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile's capital Santiago is facing an alarming water deficit, fuelled by climate change, that will worsen in the next decades, according to a new report.Challenged by increasing demand for potable water and decreasing resources the city, with a population of about 7 million people, has seen a change in rainfall pattern, with floods a more frequent occurrence...
25 Jul 2019 SANTIAGO
From the sky, the glistening emerald ponds of northern Chile are almost beautiful, but closer to the ground they harbor an ugly and dangerous secret: the reservoirs, filled with toxic waste from the country's mining industry, are ticking time bombs. Mines are the pillar of Chile's economy, but their byproducts -- which accumulate in ravines, mountain areas, river beds and reservoirs, and which are often used to create tailings dams, pose a handful of problems for surrounding inhabitants.
26 Mar 2019 QUITO
Southeast Ecuador is home to a constellation of copper and gold mines, which have sustained economic activity in the region for decades. The Zamora River — which passes through the area before emptying into the Santiago River — has felt the effects of the nearby mining activities and, as a result, the quality of its water has suffered dramatically...