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  • Chile to Ratify the London Dumping Protocol

    Friday, September 18th, 2009

    President Bachelet has sent the 1996 Protocol to the London Convention on Dumping to the Chilean Congress for ratification, and initial indications are that both houses view ratification favorably.  If they do so, it will change Chilean law on disposing of wastes at sea and make Chile only the sixth Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) […]

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    Carbon Credits for Light Bulbs

    Monday, October 1st, 2007

    Synopsis in English:  Chile is providing energy-efficient lightbulbs to the 40% of its households with low income, and is paying for the program with about US$1.4 million in carbon credits.  The carbon bonds for the Allowance Program for Lightbulb Change (PSRA) will be placed with the help of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which plans […]

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    Chile Finally Gets an Environment Minister…Well, Almost

    Friday, March 16th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced yesterday the promulgation of the recently passed law creating the post of President of the National Environment Commission (CONAMA), with effective rank of Minister. Previously the Commission’s work was guided by an Executive Director reporting to a Board of Directors consisting of various Ministers (Health, Agriculture, […]

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