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Greenpeace speaks out against the recent appointment of Maisa Rojas, as Minister of the Environment in Chile. Matías Asun, national director of G


Greenpeace speaks out against the recent appointment of Maisa Rojas, as Minister of the Environment in Chile.

Matías Asun, national director of Greenpeace indicated:

“From Greenpeace, we highlight the formation of a new Government that must face the current climate crisis, and the appointment of Maisa Rojas as the next Minister of the Environment. Dr. Maisa Roja is a scientist who has led a work from the Climate and Resilience Science Center (CR2), with outstanding scientific contributions in the framework of environmental challenges and the climate crisis. She takes on the job of addressing multiple environmental challenges, but especially picking up on urgent ones that need immediate attention.”

“The new government will have important environmental challenges. We are in times where we face an urgent need to take charge of the water crisis that our country is experiencing, climate change, sacrifice zones, air quality, the extractivist mining and salmon industry, among other points. A government that wants to advance in these matters will need to have coordination between other ministries, but it must especially consider in its work what civil society has been warning about the climate crisis and the main environmental conflicts and challenges that we face as a country.”

“What the government and this ministry can advance will depend on other ministries and undersecretaries to integrate a transcendental work in the care and preservation of the environment and the conflicts around it. Portfolios such as Economy and the Undersecretary of Fisheries-Mining, Energy, Agriculture, National Assets, Public Works, Justice, Health and Science, will be transcendental to advance with the priorities that the environment demands today and we hope for a coordinated vision in accordance with the radicalism that is needed today in action”.

“As an environmental organization, with more than 60,000 members throughout Chile, politically and economically independent, we maintain our commitment and work to make visible and contribute to the challenge of having a healthier environment, and we call on the new government to have climate ambition and take care of the urgencies we face, putting the environment as a priority and center of work for the next four years”.