Law 19.300 on on General Bases of the Environment
Article 70 notably charges the relevant ministry to propose policies and formulate plans, programs and action plans on climate change. In the exercise of this competence, it must collaborate with the different bodies of the State Administration at the national, regional and local levels in order to be able to determine its effects, as well as the establishment of the necessary adaptation and mitigation measures.
In 2022, there are parliamentary projects that are seeking to make entities performing environmental impact assessment to also consider the variable of climate change.
Related litigation cases
Mejillones Tourist Service Association and others with the Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) of Antofagasta
On September 9, 2021, the Mejillones Tourist Services Association and other local community organizations brought a constitutional action before the Court of Appeals of Antofagasta challenging the rejection by the Environmental Assessment Service of Antofagasta to include climate change variables...
Plaintiffs challenged the environmental impact assessment for the continuation of a mining project in Cerro Colorado, in the Taparaca Region of Chile. The main claim refers to the lack of due consideration of citizen observations on the mining project's impact on groundwater resources and related...