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SEPT. 2, 2019

President Piñera presents the COP 25 Chile citizens’ agenda: “Chile is calling on everyone to fight together to prevent climate change and global warming from ending in tragedy”

The agenda is intended to educate, raise awareness and mobilize people. It will be deployed throughout Chile with activities at large-scale family festivals for environmental social innovation, inviting everyone to act and be part of the change at different levels.

President Sebastián Piñera presented the COP 25 Chile Citizens’ Agenda on Monday. The plan involves 16 regional festivals throughout Chile that are designed to mobilize the Chilean people to adopt more environmentally friendly and sustainable lifestyles. The plan is being organized in the context of the world’s largest climate change summit, which is set to take place in Santiago this December, on Monday

“We want this summit in Chile to be something that involves all of Chilean society,” said the President, who participated in the launch along with Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt.

The COP 25 meeting, which will bring together heads of state and ministers from 196 countries, aims to promote major actions and commitments with regard to caring for and protecting the planet. The meeting will be held in the Cerrillos Bicentennial Park.

The “Citizens’ Agenda” is intended to motivate everyone in Chile to be part of and take action against climate change and will focus on ten priority groups: local and regional governments, young people and students, civil society and NGOs, the scientific and academic community, the private sector, members of Congress, the workforce, indigenous communities, communications professionals and the world of culture.

“From the far end of the world, Chile is calling on all nations and all men and women of goodwill to fight together to prevent climate change and global warming from ending in tragedy,” the President emphasized. He activated a clock for the countdown to the realization of the summit, which will start on December 2.

The citizens’ agenda will be present in every region of Chile, with festivals focused on environmental social innovation with the participation of high-level international speakers. Local officials and representatives from innovation entities, universities and educational centers, and the scientific, private and art world will also be present.  

In order to make citizens’ efforts and collaboration visible, the activities will take place in the main public places of the principal cities of each region and will be transmitted via streaming.

With the upcoming COP 25 Chile, President Piñera is calling for progress with the protection of oceans and the Antarctic, the use of electromobility, renewable energy sources, the circular economy, and the safeguarding of forests, ecosystems and biodiversity. At the event, Chile will also lead a more ambitious climate action, stressing adaptation and mitigation, as well as collaborating in drawing up agreements that will define the future of our planet.

“Our commitment to the environment is a moral commitment to our children, grandchildren and the generations to come,” concluded the President.