Chile’s newly published NDC aims for health protection through climate action, though must be made more than voluntary to be effective
In April 2020, Chile officially presented its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations (UN), updating its commitments on how it will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the mitigation of climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement...
The Escazu Agreement, the first treaty on protection of the environment in South America and the Carribean, and the world’s first to include protections for environmental human rights defenders, has been rejected as “inconvenient” by the Chilean government of Sebastian Piñera, which declined to ratify it on September 22, 2020.
(...) A healthy and safe COVID-19 recovery requires that countries fully commit to investing and rebuilding for a sustainable future, one that protects us and our children from health crises driven by climate change and other human pressures on our environment....
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