Next UN climate summit scheduled for December in Chile

clock
Next UN climate summit scheduled for December in Chile

COP25 will take place 2-13 December 2019 in Santiago, the Chilean capital, UN officials announced

The next UN climate summit will take place 2-13 December in Santiago, Chile, officials announced on Thursday.

COP25, as it is known, was originally scheduled for November in Brazil, but the plan changed after Jair Bolsonaro's incoming administration withdrew the offer to host.

Environment minister Carolina Schmidt led a successful bid for Chile to take over the presidency. She will be the first woman to oversee the negotiations in eight years.

While there was no immediate comment from her office, Schmidt has publicised some of her early preparations for the role. She met last year's Cop president Michal Kurtyka, of Poland, earlier in the week and on Wednesday tweeted: "We must move towards effective climatic action."

There had been talk of deferring the conference until January 2020, to give the country more time to raise funds and prepare. However the UN Climate Change Bureau ultimately agreed to squeeze it into 2019. The precise venue is to be confirmed.

It is not the only high-profile event in Santiago's calendar: leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries are due to convene 16-17 November.

"The Piñera admin is making a bold statement in favor of multilateralism," tweeted Latin America climate expert Guy Edwards.

A ‘pre-Cop' ministerial meeting is expected to take place in Costa Rica, possibly as soon as October, according to sources.

This article first appeared at Climate Home News

More on Policy

Holyrood has chosen six islands to target net zero by 2040.

Pioneer communities: Six Scottish Islands announce net zero by 2040 goal

Holyrood reveals the six islands have signed up to Carbon Neutral Islands project, which aims to reach net zero emissions 10 years ahead of the rest of the UK

clock 20 May 2022 • 2 min read
Credit: Chris McAndrew, CC BY 3.0

Missing in action: Where is the government's promised ECO energy efficiency scheme?

The government had promised a seamless transition to the next iteration of its flagship ECO scheme, but ECO 4 is still nowhere to be seen, writes Labour's Alan Whitehead MP

Alan Whitehead MP
clock 19 May 2022 • 4 min read
Credit: iStock

Institute for Government slams 'incoherent' government net zero policymaking

Policy decisions surrounding new coal mines, air passenger duty, and North Sea oil and gas are undermining the government's net zero agenda, think tank warns

Michael Holder
clock 19 May 2022 • 4 min read