Citizen Participation Long Term Climate Strategy Proposal
Date: Friday, June 11, 9.00 to 10.30 am (Chilean time)
Duration: 90 minutes
The design and construction process of Chile's First Long-term Climate Strategy (ECLP, for its acronym in Spanish), launched on May 18, 2020, has contemplated a multi-stakeholder, multilevel, cross-cutting and transparent participatory process through various participatory instances, seeking to build an inclusive and representative vision through the contribution of various stakeholders during the process. The participatory elaboration includes two main stages, early participation and formal participation. The purpose of the early participation stage is to discuss and analyze the contents to be included in the ECLP proposal, which will then be submitted to formal citizen participation. This first stage contemplated more than 70 participatory instances online, with a total participation of more than 2,000 people, with gender equity and with a participation from all regions of the country.
The formal citizen participation will take place between May 27 and July 31. It is supported by the European Union (EU) and its EUROCLIMA+ Program, through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
This participation stage includes the publication of the proposed strategy on the participation platform of the Ministry of the Environment (https://consultasciudadanas.mma.gob.cl/portal/consulta/107 ) and the implementation of spaces and channels for citizens to learn about the contents of the proposed LCA, participate in workshops for dissemination and dialogue, and actively participate by submitting their observations, suggestions and comments, which will be duly considered and responded to with a view to improving the ECLP. As part of this citizen participation process, participatory workshops, called Talleres Ciudadanos (Citizen Workshops), will be held. These workshops will be held online for each of the country's regions (16) and will also include workshops focused on ancestral knowledge for climate action (6) and two nationwide webinars. All these instances seek to publicize the ECLP throughout the country, open spaces for citizen input to the instrument and participation in the public consultation process, encouraging participants to make their observations to enrich the proposal.
Once the public consultation process has concluded, and once the results of the public consultation and citizen workshops have been systematized, a stage of analysis and weighting of the observations and integration of improvements to the instrument will begin. Once the improvement of the ECLP has been completed, it will be submitted to the Council of Ministers for Sustainability. Chile plans to present its ECLP at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP26, to be held in November 2021.
Objective of the webinar:
To make visible the public consultation process of the ECLP and promote the participation of all stakeholders of society in this process through the channels enabled for consultation and citizen workshops that accompany the process.