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Chile’s denial of Dominga port project is a just energy transition victory and lesson

by Siddhi Ashar, Mar 5
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Chile rejected the Dominga copper and iron mining project and its port, proposed for a location near the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve.
Dominga’s estimated 20 to 30 years of operation would have jeopardized a marine biodiversity hotspot, along with human livelihoods and communities’ access to basic resources.

group of penguins

So what?

The decision reflects the country’s commitment to protecting its natural resources, addressing environmental concerns, and prioritizing sustainable development over short-term economic gains.



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With a background in international studies and filmmaking, Siddhi works with the Futures Centre team to creatively push our current imaginaries and create more positive visions of futures rooted in equity. Her works centers around challenging common narratives and working agilely to bring forth more representative ones. Through her role at the Futures Centre, she focuses on the answering the question, how can better climate communication and visioning help stakeholders work together and act intently, empathetically and urgently?

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