Environment Minister, Carolina Schmidt, is a Commercial Engineer graduated at Chile’s Pontificia Universidad Católica. During President Sebastián Piñera’s first period (2010 – 2014), she served as Minister of the National Women’s Service and Minister of Education.
In August 2018, she became Minister of Environment with a clear purpose: the only way to achieve sustainable development is with care and respect for the environment.
She has a cross-cutting message: climate action and economic development do not move along separate tracks; on the contrary, it implies that the way to achieve a real sustainable development is the protection of the environment; in order to achieve this, adaptation and mitigation to climate change are essential.
The COP25 team is led by the Environment Minister, Carolina Schmidt, who will assume the Presidency of COP25, and will work with the collaboration of the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation, and Fundación Imagen de Chile.
The whole world is living a process of transformation towards a truly sustainable development. Raising the levels of ambition with a balance between mitigation and adaptation is essential. For this purpose, we need the participation of both the States and local governments, and the private sector.
The COP must encourage concrete climate action, ensuring an inclusive process for all parties and the formal integration of the scientific world and the private sector.
Our challenge is to achieve a transition towards increased action and that is perceived by the general public. Climate change is a reality now, not in 50 years’ time.
While the COP25 is known as the “Time for Action” COP due to the need for all countries to expand their commitments to limit global warming, Chile wants to highlight the following topics.
A DESTINY THAT ATTRACTS