Chilean President calls for protection of Antarctic maritime resources

Chile's Antarctica recorded the highest average maximum temperature in the last three decades during the austral winter of 2020. Its melting is the second largest contributor to global sea-level rise after the melting of ice in Greenland.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, called on Thursday to establish a protection zone for Antarctic maritime resources reiterated his commitment to achieving total decarbonization of the Chilean energy matrix by 2040.

During his speech at the Climate Summit organized by Washington virtually, the Chilean president invited the rest of the countries to work together in "the protection of the entire sea around Antarctica," where biodiversity plays a "fundamental role" in the conservation of the oceans.

"Chile has already established maritime protection zones that cover 40% of our economic zone," he asserted.

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