25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25), 2-13 December 2019

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COP25 is the informal name for the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 2019 UN climate change conference (COP25) is held from 2 to 13 December 2019 in Madrid (Spain), under the Presidency of the Government of Chile. Chile was supposed to be the original host country for COP25 but later withdrew due to social unrest.

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COP25 was set to focus on energy transition, as well as the Ocean as a key theme in the context of the fight against climate change.

The Council of the European Union adopted on 4 October the European Union's position for the negotiations to be held in the context of this climate conference. The European Parliament's relevant committee adopted a draft Resolution on the EU's position at the COP25 on 6 November, which would be voted by the plenary session later in the month.

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United Nations Climate Change: UN Climate Change Conference - December 2019 https://unfccc.int/cop25
SDG: UNFCCC COP 25 http://sdg.iisd.org/events/unfccc-cop-25/
Wikipedia: 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference
Amnesty International, 31/10/2019: Chile: Decision to cancel APEC and COP25 will not divert the international community's attention from human rights violations https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/10/chile-decision-cancelar-apec-y-cop25-no-desviara-atencion/
EPRS: Studies, November 2019: International Climate Negotiations - Issues at stake in view of the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=IPOL_STU(2019)642344

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France 24, 30/10/19: Chile pulls out of hosting APEC and COP 25 due to protests https://www.france24.com/en/20191030-chile-pulls-out-of-hosting-apec-and-cop-25-due-to-protests
BBC News, 31/10/2019: Climate change: Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50255460
Deutsche Welle, 31/10/2019: Madrid offers to host COP25 after Chile pulls out https://p.dw.com/p/3SJfA
France24, 01/11/2019: UN says COP25 climate talks will take place in Spain in December https://www.france24.com/en/20191101-un-says-cop25-climate-talks-will-take-place-in-spain-in-december
Climate Change News, 01/11/19: Madrid to host Cop25 climate talks in December after Chile withdraws https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/11/01/madrid-host-cop25-un-climate-talks/
El País, 01/11/2019: Madrid to host UN climate summit after Chile cancels amid protests https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/11/01/inenglish/1572600094_630306.html
The Guardian, 01/11/2019: Chile climate pullout prompts tears from young activists sailing Atlantic https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/01/chile-climate-cop-25-conference-summit-atlantic
Forbes, 04/11/2019: Madrid To Organize UN COP25 In Record Time https://www.forbes.com/sites/anagarciavaldivia/2019/11/04/madrid-to-organize-un-cop25-in-record-time/#4675b7b52354

Official
European Commission: Madrid Climate Change Conference (COP 25) https://ec.europa.eu/clima/events/madrid-climate-change-conference-cop-25_en
Council of the European Union: 04/10/2019: The Council sets out EU position for UN climate conference in Santiago de Chile (COP25) https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/10/04/the-council-sets-out-the-eu-position-for-the-un-climate-conference-in-santiago-de-chile-cop25/
European Parliament: Press Release, 06/11/2019: COP25: MEPs push for CO2 neutrality by 2050 https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191105IPR65866/

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