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Walking together towards climate change adaption

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Chile and the world are facing significant challenges as a result of climate change that require concrete, collaborative and vigorous action from all stakeholders to mitigate its impact. In this context, and in line with its commitment to minimize and mitigate its impact on water, land, air quality and biodiversity, and working with those interested in reaching effective solutions to complex environmental challenges, BHP with the support of ChileGlobal Ventures – Fundación Chile’s venture capital area – launches “Get Involved”, a call that seeks innovative solutions to help the northern regions of Chile to adapt to the consequences caused by climate change.

What are
we seeking?

Innovative, collaborative, scalable and high-impact solutions that improve the autonomy and resilience of the communities of the Regions of Antofagasta and/ or Tarapacá to face the effects of climate change.

Focus of the call

Self-sustainability

Self-sustainability

Innovations or projects that may restore the communities’ capacity to sustainably use local biodiversity resources to create value and enhance the area’s wealth and identity, providing tools, new management models or technology towards containing climate change.

Decentralisation

Decentralisation

Innovations that enable communities in northern Chile to move to self-management and produce new models for the use of water, energy, and farming resources, among others, by solving challenges associated with an efficient circular economy, waste management, urban planning, ransportation and/or logistics, among other topics. Initiatives should preferably focus on technology applied to these challenges that develop capacity within the area and in nearby areas.

Infrastructure and services

Infrastructure and services

Innovations or initiatives aimed at building and producing goods and services, focused on promoting resilience to the impacts of climate change, such as water abundance or scarcity, waste management, increased tidal waves, among others, and that enable the self-management of communities’ human, technological and economic growth. 

Through this Call, we are seeking innovations to support the regions based around three main pillars:

  • Agriculture
  • Small-scale Mining
  • Artisanal Fishing
  • Energies
  • Aquaculture
  • Ethno-tourism
  • Cultural, scientific, gastronomic and astronomical tourism

The purpose of developing Chile’s northern regions of Tarapacá and Antofagasta is to create self-sustainable, technologically advanced and energy-efficient communities, equipped with tools to continue developing their economies of scale based on their specific needs, through the transfer of capacities and technologies that address the negative impacts of climate change, which always affects the most vulnerable and poorest communities.

Who can apply?

companies

Legal
persons

Academic
Centres

national
and international organisations

Institutions that have solutions focused on developing resilience and community adaptation to climate change and that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as outlined here.

Applicants must also have the technical skills and experience necessary to implement their projects in the regions of Antofagasta and Tarapacá over a period of up to five years, for which they may partner with local organisations.

Awards

Total funding for the implementation
of the selected projects.

(For more details see Terms & Conditions)

Timeline

1

LOCAL AND Q&A OUTREACH ACTIVITY IN ANTOFAGASTA

MARCH 02

2

Applications

UNTIL APRIL 12

3

Communication of shortlists

APRIL 30

4

Notification of finalists

JULY 6

5

Get Involved Pitch Day

TO BE DEFINED

6

Prize giving

TO BE DEFINED

Tarapacá and Antofagasta Regions

The regions of Tarapacá and Antofagasta are located in the north of Chile and together cover an area of almost 170,000m2, which represents 22% of Chile’s national territory.

Tarapacá Region has 330,000 inhabitants and Antofagasta Region has almost double at almost 610,000 inhabitants. Both regions have plentiful tourist spots, natural resources and renewable energy as well as an advantageous coastline and a strong pre-Columbian culture among their population.

BHP is a world-leading resources company. Its purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world.
At its operations around the world, BHP is committed to working based on the values contained in its Charter: Sustainability, Integrity, Respect, Performance, Simplicity and Accountability. In this way, it continues to work today for tomorrow’s success. It is among the world’s top producers of major raw materials. Its unparalleled portfolio of high-quality growth opportunities will allow it to continue to meet the changing needs of its customers and the demand for resources of emerging economies, at every stage of their development.

BHP accepts the evaluation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that climate change is unambiguous, the human influence clear and physical impacts inevitable. Its climate change strategy is focused on reducing its operational greenhouse gas emissions, investing in low-emission technologies, fostering product management, managing the risks and opportunities related to climate, and working with
other interested parties to improve global policy and the market response. In addition to this ongoing business resilience planning, it is looking for ways to contribute to the resilience of communities and ecosystems leading it to launch the “Get Involved!” call for proposals.

ChileGlobal Ventures is the Venture Capital area of Fundación Chile. Its mission is to create a venture capital community to generate better and greater opportunities for investment in startups that develop high impact innovation and have strategic value for the development of Chile and Latin America.

ChileGlobal Ventures has a portfolio of more than 110 financed startups and USD$30.5 million of capital under management among its four business areas: incubating startups,

angel investors’ network, CLIN investment fund and an open innovation platform.

If you have any questions, write to: convocatoriasumatebhp@fch.cl