Developing countries exploring pathways to climate compatibility

Country Results: Chile

MAPS Chile was responsible for directly informing the INDC, including the interactions of the MAPS Chile team in response to the push-back from Treasury on the original INDC national-wide goal. In addition to the interaction with the INDC process, MAPS Chile Phase III focused on the following pillars: long-term strategies, co-impacts of mitigation actions and bridge to policy making. Chile submitted an INDC in September 2015.

Outcomes

  • INDC definition. The information generated by MAPS Chile, particularly its scenarios and the corresponding macroeconomic modelling, was the main information used by the governmental committee to inform the country’s INDC.
  • Institutions and governance. The steering committee of the project, which included representatives from 7 ministries, transcended its role with MAPS to contribute to the coordination of other matters related to climate change. One notable manifestation of this was the INDC governmental committee which in essence replicated the project steering committee.
  • Other public policies. In 2014-15 the Ministry of Energy led a comprehensive process (ENERGIA 2050), including research and participation of key actors, to define the key strategic guidelines of the national energy plan, which was eventually reviewed and revised by the Minister of Energy and submitted to the President. It has been widely acknowledged that MAPS Chile was a key source of experience –in terms of its participatory process—and of information –in terms of all the modeling exercises that had been carried out— to ENERGIA 2050. In addition, the results of Phase III informed the update of the Metropolitan Region Atmospheric Decontamination Plan which aims to reduce local pollutants in the big Santiago.
  • The Program for Market Readiness (PMR) from the World Bank has included for the present year a Committee of experts with a very similar structure and similar members as the SBT. Additionally the modelling and technical work has relied on the data and models from the sectorial modeling from MAPS.
  • Training opportunities to public officials. Public officials from diverse Ministries (Finance, Energy, Environment, and Transportation) directly benefitted from diverse training opportunities. These varied from training courses in the country (e.g. on macroeconomic modelling provided by Polish consultants) to project international lab meetings (e.g. implementation of mitigation initiatives).
  • Enhancement of technical capacities

For more information on MAPS Chile, please see their website: http://www.mapschile.cl/documentos-de-interes/