09/05/2005 - A new OECD report on Chile’s environmental performance recognises significant environmental improvements over the past decade. While the report broadly supports the environmental policies and programmes of the Chilean government, it also urges further efforts to protect the country’s environment and natural resources in the face of rapid economic growth.
The report makes 52 Recommendations to improve the environment, including:
The report recognises Chile’s major environmental achievements aimed at meeting both human health and international concerns, including:
This publication is part of the OECD’s regular series of Environmental Performance Reviews of OECD member countries and selected partner countries. The review was jointly conducted by OECD and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The publication will be released at a Seminar organised by Chilean Authorities and hosted by the UN ECLAC on 10 May 2005 in Santiago. Journalists are invited to contact Helen Fisher in OECD Media-relations at Helen.email@example.com or phone: (33 1) 45 24 80 97, to find out more about the Press Conference and the publication.
* Report done by OECD in co-operation with UN ECLAC.