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Chile announces dates of the most important climate change summit in the world

Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt confirmed that Chile will host COP25, which will be held December 2-13. “This is an historic challenge for global climate action and it will be the largest international event organized by Chile since the 1962 World Cup,” she stated.

Today, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) confirmed the dates for the next Conference of the Parties (COP), which will be held in Santiago, Chile. COP25 will take place December 2-13, 2019 and the pre-session period will be November 26- December 1, 2019.

“Chile meets seven of the nine conditions for vulnerability to climate change, and we all share this responsibility. This is an historic challenge for global climate action and it will be the largest international event organized by Chile since the 1962 World Cup. This is a huge milestone for our country and it reaffirms our commitment to the planet,” noted Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt.

The meeting will bring together representatives from more than 195 countries and over 20,000 participants are expected to attend. It will offer a unique opportunity to work on climate action.

“True economic and social development is only possible if we care for the environment. Mitigating and adapting to climate change is key to achieving the comprehensive and sustainable development that we want,” she added.

During COP 24, which took place last December in Katowice, Poland, Minister Schmidt presided over the negotiations that resulted in Chile’s unanimous selection as the organizer of the next meeting.

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