This report is one of five studies of different local areas and their pathway to green growth. Each study has as its unit of analysis a local area within a specific national and industrial context and
therefore the research results are specific to these areas. Other case study areas include Copenhagen, Denmark, Ghent in Belgium, Belval in Luxembourg and the Brandenburg region of Berlin in Germany.
In selecting each of these areas, typologies of different regions were also considered. The typology explored in this report is how regions with carbon intensive assets that can have dramatic
effects on employment and economic development but also environmental impacts, such as increased emissions and pollution, can manage the transition to green growth. In examining selected
regions in Chile in detail this report provides an understanding of how the economic and
employment development of this region can support both low carbon transition and growth, and by
example provide guidance to other regions
Green growth in Chile
In Chile, the green growth concept is barely known also sometimes it is misunderstood. Some private and public actors consider the path to green growth only as an issue about cost, that is, they
have a negative approach to this concept. The opinion that this concept can also imply opportunities is still raw in many people.
Chile has initiated some steps on the road to green growth in the context of sustainable
development and the boosting of green innovation. Chile´s continued green growth strategy should
be based then in a scheme with three key pillars:
- Sustainability sectorial strategies: sustainable mining, sustainable tourism, sustainable construction, sustainable agriculture, etc.
- Economic instruments and other complementary mechanisms: extended producer responsibility, tradable emissions permits, voluntary agreements, fuel taxation, green public procurement, eco-labeling, tradable fishing quotas, tradable water rights, etc.
- Innovation: cross-sector environmental technology, energy efficiency and renewable energies, etc.