Developing countries exploring pathways to climate compatibility

MAPS Chile

MAPS Chile

Name: MAPS Chile

Project Leaders: Fernando Farias, Andrea Rudnick, Rodrigo Palma, Hernan Blanco

Mandate & Steering Committee: Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Transport, Agriculture, Energy and Environment

Implementing Agency: UNDP (Fund managing entity) and University of Chile (Technical co-ordination)

Dates: September 2011 – March 2016

MAPS Chile is a government driven, participatory analysis of scenarios and options for climate change mitigation in Chile. It is an exploratory and non-binding exercise supported by a stakeholder-driven process. The key outcomes of the project include quantitative scenarios and options for mitigating climate change in Chile for 2020, 2030 and 2050, and a detailed analysis of potential sectoral mitigation actions.

MAPS Chile aimed to generate the best possible (data-based) evidence to inform decision-making on climate change mitigation and low-carbon development in Chile. It comprised Phase I, which ran from the end of 2011 until the middle of 2012, Phase II, which ran from 2012 to 2014, and Phase III during 2015. Phase I of the project developed a baseline for the period 2007 to 2030, which included the ‘natural’ evolution of technologies in the different sectors. Phase I also considered possible trajectories for Chile of what is required from a scientific perspective. Phase II developed an emissions baseline for the period 2013 to 2030, conducted an analysis of individual mitigation actions and presented a set of mitigation scenarios. Phase III focused on assessing co-impacts for selected mitigation measures, analysing long-term (2050) mitigation actions, and deepening the public policy recommendations.

For more information, visit www.mapschile.cl, the MAPS Chile team members and the final results.