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Address: Federico Froebel 1776 Providencia-Santiago Santiago de Chile
Contact person: Jürgen Klenk, Country Director
Sectors: Poverty Reduction
Nr. of employees: 51-200
Germany resumed its bilateral cooperation with Chile after the country’s return to democracy in 1990.
GIZ works on the following priority areas in Chile:
- Renewable energies: with economic growth, Chile’s power consumption has also risen sharply, al-most quadrupling since the late 1990s. The expansion of conventional power stations and increas-ing consumption of fossil fuels have produced significantly higher greenhouse gas emissions. By contrast, the country has made climate commitments and set itself some ambitious targets to re-duce greenhouse gases.
- Sustainable economic development and vocational training: since 1980, the United Nations Eco-nomic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have been working together to promote envi-ronmentally sustainable economic development and social cohesion in the region.
- One of Chile’s most important economic sectors is mining, which accounts for more than 50 per cent of its exports. GIZ is promoting economic, social and environmentally sustainable develop-ment and advising ministers in the region on sustainability-related issues. This also includes interna-tional discussions relevant to mining.
- Environment and climate: GIZ is involved in various areas in Chile, including sustainable urban de-velopment and disaster risk management, and it is also encouraging Chile’s involvement in interna-tional dialogues, in particular on environmental and climate policy.
- Triangular cooperation: GIZ is also supporting Chile’s cooperation with other Latin American coun-tries, such as Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras and Paraguay. As an emerging economy, Chile is playing an active role on issues such as youth unemployment, housing and food security; together with Germany – traditionally a donor country – it is supporting a ‘third’ developing country as part of various projects, allowing it to share its experience and expertise with other countries in the region.
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