Chile’s constitutional rewrite confronts climate change and enshrines water rights

Chilean people sitting in chairs, some wearing traditional dress and some wearing suits, all wearing masks, in the hall of a grand room
The July 4 ceremony in Santiago, Chile, where the draft of the new constitution was presented. Credit: Marcelo Hernandez / Stringer / Getty Images

Chile is one of the first countries in the world to reimagine its constitution in the midst of the climate crisis, and the most progressive. What can other nations learn from Chileans’ efforts?

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