Analysis: What does it mean for Chile to be an ecological state?

The Constitutional Convention has decided that the country will join a trend in the region, led by Ecuador and Bolivia, that places a high priority on the protection of nature in the Magna Carta.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to experts, the most important consequence of the definition of an "ecological state" would be the duty of the state to establish a balance between human activities and nature through all its institutions, not only those that deal with environmental issues.

However, the evaluation of this issue causes debate among experts, as some consider it an "etatist" vision that does not take society into account when it comes to environmental protection. Others point out that it is "a necessary step" to "create awareness that will allow us to preserve natural systems."

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