Climate Action Teams (CAT), an initiative for international cooperation for ambitious GHG emissions reductions, presented modelling results in a local webinar carried out by the Center for Global Change of the Catholic University of Chile to evaluate potential additional reductions to the NDC for the case of Chile.
The webinar featured officials from the ministries of Finance, Environment, Energy, Transport and Agriculture. José Miguel Váldes, from Catholic University, highlighted that:
- The report modeled 60 measures that together have sufficient mitigation potential to double the reductions projected under the NDC, and exceed Chile’s commitments. Around 60 additional MtCO2e could be reduced during the 2020-2030 period.
- The biggest reductions would come from advancing the closure of coal-fired plants, boosting electromobility, reforestation, and industry electrification.
- The marginal cost of abatement depends on the level of ambition, but also on exogenous factors such as hydrology, commodity prices and new green technologies.
The report will be available soon on the Climate Action Teams website and will be presented openly at a side event scheduled for New York Climate Week on September 23 (4:00 to 5:30 pm EST).
Registration open at the following link: