United Nations Climate Change Conference

The United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference COP 25 is currently taking place in Madrid.  The main part of the conference runs from 2–13 December 2019.

The conference brings together nearly 200 countries to discuss international action on the Climate Emergency.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has much more about the conference in the COP 25 section of their website, including a useful summary of what the conference is about:

"The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

"The conference furthermore serves to build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans. Crucial climate action work will be taken forward in areas including finance, the transparency of climate action, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans and gender."

Many parts of the conference are being webcast live and available on demand through the UNFCCC website here.

COP26 will take place in Glasgow.



04 December 2019

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