Chile announces that it will reduce its polluting emissions by 30%

September 28, 2015

The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, announced today that her country is committed to reducing its emissions of polluting gases by 30% between now and 2030, and said that this decrease could reach 45% if it had the support of the international community.

In his speech to the 70th UN General Assembly, Bachelet also indicated that his country will seek to recover 100,000 hectares of forests and reforest 100,000 more hectares.

Regarding the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda, he said that it will only be possible to promote inclusive and sustainable societies if changes are implemented at the national and global level.

“If international trade is not an engine for growth; if the financial flows are asymmetric, minimal and volatile; if there are no fair and effective mechanisms for the resolution of sovereign debt; if there are not predictable and sufficient flows of official development aid, emerging countries and, even more so, the poorest countries will face great obstacles in meeting the objectives of the Agenda ”, he warned.

The president called, on the other hand, to make more efforts to welcome the refugees and announced that her country has decided to receive those affected by the war in Syria.

He also assured that Chile will strengthen cooperation with Africa where it will contribute troops for peace operations as of 2016.

September 28, 2015

The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, announced today that her country is committed to reducing its emissions of polluting gases by 30% between now and 2030, and said that this decrease could reach 45% if it had the support of the international community.

In his speech to the 70th UN General Assembly, Bachelet also indicated that his country will seek to recover 100,000 hectares of forests and reforest 100,000 more hectares.

Regarding the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda, he said that it will only be possible to promote inclusive and sustainable societies if changes are implemented at the national and global level.

“If international trade is not an engine for growth; if the financial flows are asymmetric, minimal and volatile; if there are no fair and effective mechanisms for the resolution of sovereign debt; if there are not predictable and sufficient flows of official development aid, emerging countries and, even more so, the poorest countries will face great obstacles in meeting the objectives of the Agenda ”, he warned.

The president called, on the other hand, to make more efforts to welcome the refugees and announced that her country has decided to receive those affected by the war in Syria.

He also assured that Chile will strengthen cooperation with Africa where it will contribute troops for peace operations as of 2016.