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Chile submits its contribution to the Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the contribution of the Ministries of the Environment and of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, submitted Chile's contributions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the 52nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies of the Convention in Bonn, Germany.

The Ocean Dialogue responds to the mandate of the decision "Chile Madrid Time for Action 1/CP.25", which reflects the findings and agreements reached at COP25 by consensus of the 197 parties of the Convention.

The decision recognizes Chile's efforts as chair of COP25 to highlight the importance of the ocean as an integral part of the climate system, and to ensure the integrity of marine and coastal ecosystems. It also sets up a dialogue on the ocean and climate change to consider how to strengthen actions on adaptation and mitigation. This is considered a milestone within the Convention, since for the first time this topic is included in the discussion and initiates work focused on the ocean.

The document presented by Chile has science at the center of the discussion, highlights the importance of defining follow-up work to its findings and calls on countries to incorporate ocean measures into their national climate policies.

This is part of the country's oceanic vocation, which is reflected both in its historical development and in its commitment to ocean conservation and the sustainable use of its resources.

Submission by Chile to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) for the dialogue on the ocean and climate change to consider how to strengthen mitigation and adaptation action in this context