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National Strategy on Forests and Climate Change 2017-2025

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2013
The National Strategy on Forests and Climate Change aims to link Chile´s forestry initiatives with existing carbon market, specifically through the generation and commercialization of emission reduction certificates (carbon credits), operationalized through the 'Platform for Generation and Trading of Carbon Credits in the Chilean Forestry Sector', created by CONAF in June 2012. The platform seeks to reduce the different technical, financial, administrative and institutional barriers to the generation of forestry carbon credits. The Strategy also aims at attracting foreign investment and financial support for the reforestation and forest protection activities through for example the REDD+ mechanism, it also calls for introducing a payment for environmental services (in particular carbon sequestration) of forests. The proposed measures and requirements are expected to be adopted as binding by the proposed Forestry Development Act, currently discussed in the National Congress.


  • 264,000 hectares of forests under intervention to avoid degradation by 2025
    LULUCF | Fixed level target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2017
  • Reduction of 20% of GHG emissions by 2025 against a 2013 baseline
    Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2001-2013 period

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    Opened in 2018 Filing

    Plaintiffs challenged the environmental impact assessment of a proposed coal blasting project for failure to consider climate impacts. The environmental court of Valdivia blocked the project on other grounds. In November 2018 claimants brought suit to challenge the environmental impact assessment...

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