Chile will host the UN Climate Change Conference 2019
All eyes will be on Chile at the end of this year as it will be the host of the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25).
The UN Climate Change "Conferences of the Parties" (COP) are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This two-week event brings together all 197 members to discuss and take action on climate change.
The 25th edition will seek to establish criteria for compliance with the Paris Agreement and improve climate policy targets of the countries. Topics to be discussed include the care of the oceans and the Antarctic, the expansion of electro mobility, the switch to renewable energies, the promotion of recycling management and the protection of ecosystems.
Chile's Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt will be the President of the COP 25 Conference. According to the politician, the climate summit will be the largest international event hosted by Chile since the World Cup in 1962. This is a major milestone for the country.
The first UN climate conference took place in Berlin in 1995. So far, 24 editions have followed - the last one was held in Katowice (Poland) in December 2018. This year's meeting in Santiago will take place from December 2nd to 13th and more than 20,000 visitors are expected to visit the country during this period.