The Conference of Parties the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP25) will be held on 2-13 December in Madrid, Spain chaired by the Government of Chile. The Conference is chaired by Mrs. Caroline Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile.
Why is the conference held?
The conference aims to take the following important steps in the UN climate change process. Following the agreement on the implementation guide of the Paris Agreement last year at the COP 24, the main task of the Conference is addressing several issues related to the full implementation of the Paris agreement on climate change. Moreover, the Conference serves to strengthen ambitions until 2020, the year when countries pledged to submit updated national plans climate action plans.
Crucial work in the climate change will continue in such areas as finance, climate transparency, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous people, cities, oceans and gender.
Sessions and other activities
The Conference will include 25th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 25), 15th session of the Conference of Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 15) and 2nd session of the Conference of Parties serving as the Meeting of Parties of the Paris Agreement (CMA 2). 51st session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA 51) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 51) which will be held from 2 to 9 December 2019.
Pre-sessional period from 25 November to 1 December 2019
The meeting will demonstrate climate change actions undertaken by beneficiaries which are not members of the Convention and help to stimulate actions by regions, business, investors and civil society.