Chile has updated and submitted its 2020 Nationally Determined Contribution which is more ambitious than its predecessor. The new goal is to go from 111 million tons / CO2eq emitted in 2016 to 95 million tons / CO2 in 2030.

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Empowering Chile’s Climate Action: A Citizen’s Guide to Article 6

Francisco Pinto, Rodrigo Bórquez, Luis Fernández Intriago, April, 2024

This blog was originally posted by the Environmental Defense Fund here. Reducing emissions is imperative to address climate change. The mechanisms established in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement can serve as vital tools in our quest to stop the impacts of

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Suzi Kerr

Chief Economist, Environmental Defense Fund

Suzi Kerr is the Chief Economist at Environmental Defense Fund. She was, until May 2019, a Senior Fellow, and from 1998 – 2009 Founding Director, at Motu Research in New Zealand. She graduated from Harvard University in 1995 with a

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Francisco Pinto

Focal Point, Chile Climate Teams Initiative

Francisco Pinto, Economist with more than 15 years of experience in analyzing, designing and evaluating public policies in general and environmental/climate policies in particular in both the public sector and civil society organizations. Francisco is an Economist from the Metropolitan

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Ana Pueyo

Research Fellow, Motu Research

Ana Pueyo is a Research Fellow at Motu Research, in New Zealand, and at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK. Dr Pueyo trained as an Economist and completed her PhD in Industrial Engineering, focusing on renewable energy technology

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On November 12, 2022, Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist and Mandy Rambharos, Vice President of Global Climate Cooperation at the Environmental Defense Fund, participated in an IETA BusinessHUB Pavilion event at #COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, exploring new models for international

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Álvaro Lorca

Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Álvaro Lorca is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is also co-director of the Energy and Complex Systems Laboratory and co-director of

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At COP27, Chile, New Zealand Representatives Express Support for Potential Collaboration in Climate Action Teams

Press release: COP27 event explores new model for large-scale mechanism for international climate cooperation between countries

November 12, 2022 Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt–During a side event at the United Nations climate talks, government representatives from Chile and New Zealand expressed interest in and support for exploring the creation of a Climate Action Team agreement between the two

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Andres Pica

Executive Director, Center of Global Change, Universidad Catolica de Chile

Andres Pica is the Executive Director of the Center of Global Change at Universidad Catolica de Chile. He is trained as a Civil Engineer and holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering by the Politecnico Di Torino, Italia. He has led

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Par of Environmental Defense Fund’s Economics Discussion Paper Series, this report represents a first approximation of the mitigation potential and its costs, since the implementation of any of the actions presented may require a whole set of analyses to determine

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Chile, New Zealand Representatives Express Support for Potential Collaboration in Climate Action Teams

Press release: New report and Latin American and the Caribbean Climate Week event explore a new model for international climate cooperation between countries, July 2022

(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – 21 July, 2022) During a side event at Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW), government representatives from Chile and New Zealand expressed interest in and support for exploring the creation of a Climate

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Rodrigo Pizarro

University of Santiago

Rodrigo Pizarro is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Santiago, Chile. He is an economist from the London School of Economics, Master of Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD

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This report, written in Spanish, presents the Climate Action Teams approach for international collaboration through the transfer of carbon credits. The report has the Chilean audience in mind, with Chile as a potential host country, but it is also very

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Juan Pablo Montero

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Juan-Pablo Montero (Ph.D. MIT) is Professor of Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC-Chile). In 2019 he has been named Fellow of the Econometric Society. His research work concentrates in industrial organization, environmental economics and resource economics and

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Jose Miguel Valdés

Industrial Civil Engineer, Universidad Pontificia Católica de Chile

Industrial Civil Engineer with nine years of experience in the generation of information and analysis for the design of environmental policy and the socio-economic valuation of instruments of environmental management. He has led and participated in more than 60 projects

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Suzi Kerr, Chief Economist of EDF and leader of the Climate Action Teams (CAT) initiative, talked  about ‘carbon markets’ and ‘carbon border measures’ during COP26 explaining the potential role that CAT initiative could play in both. Recording of both sessions

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On the 22nd of June, the Climate Teams initiative convened a team of climate mitigation modelers from Chile and New Zealand, as well as Government representatives from both countries, and international modelling experts. The objectives of the meeting were to:

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In a June 2021 article for Chilean newspaper Diario Financiero, Luis Gonzales Carrasco, from Universidad Catolica, points at Climate Teams as a promising approach for Chile to attract foreign investment for climate change mitigation. Full article here  (in Spanish)

Implementación de Equipos Climáticos en Chile: Una propuesta para combatir el cambio climático y la contaminación local Published: 2020 Authors:  Suzi Kerr, Francisco Pinto Chile ha avanzado en materia de política pública ambiental y climática, ha implementado una infraestructura institucional

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