Climate change will be a central theme in Chile’s new constitution

Chile is taking a major step forward for its inhabitants and the rest of the globe by writing a new constitution that prioritizes climate and environmental issues. In the face of a climate and environmental emergency, Chile’s new constitution is being drafted. The country will embark on a new form of government that prioritizes environmental issues.

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The fate of lithium, a lustrous and delicate metal, sits at the center of this new constitution. It can be found near the Andes Mountains in the salt seas. We’re all familiar with lithium because it’s used in the production of batteries. Chile’s concern about lithium comes at a time when the metal is in high demand as a substitute for fossil fuels, causing prices to skyrocket.

Climate change will be a central theme in Chile's new constitution
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The high environmental cost of this type of mining for natural resources is an argument against it. Furthermore, it is claimed that the benefits of this will not reach all citizens.

As a result, the country is now considering the best way to approach mining. A Constitutional Convention has been convened to decide on various issues related to this. Some of the questions that this convention will attempt to answer include how mining should be regulated and what the role of local communities should be in mining. Aside from that, Chile will decide whether or not to keep its presidential system, whether or not nature should have rights, and discuss the future.

According to reports, the convention will also decide who owns Chile’s water and what exactly is water. To work on the new constitution, 155 Chileans have been elected.

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