OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Chile 2005

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This review of Chile's environmental policies and performance, carried out in co-operation with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, systematically examines Chile's performance and policy with regards to air, water, nature conservation, and biodiversity. It also examines the environmental-economic interface, sectoral integration (mining, forestry, and aquaculture), and the environmental-social interface, as well as international commitments. It makes a series of recommendations and includes tables showing selected environmental and social data.

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Conclusions and Recommendations

Since 1990, Chile has experienced rapid, increasingly diversified, export-led economic growth, with a 108% rise in GDP. This economic development was supported by sound macroeconomic and social policies and resulted in significant reductions in poverty. It also put considerable pressure on some natural resources, particularly in booming sectors such as mining, forestry and aquaculture. Environmental conditions in Chile should be understood in the context of its rapid pace of development...

English Also available in: French

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