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It’s Official: Year-End Climate Talks Will Run 2-13 December in Santiago

Declan Foraise

After Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro withdrew his offer to host the 25th year-end climate conference, Costa Rica and Chile agreed to split the responsibilities. Now we have an official date for the critical summit.

7 March 2019 |The 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will run from 2-13 December in Santiago, Chile – two weeks later and anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand kilometers to the south than originally planned.

Originally scheduled for November in Brazil, but the COP was moved after newly-elected President Jair Bolsonaro, a climate-science denier, chose not to host it (much to the relief of many attendees).

Costa Rica will host a “pre-COP” meeting ahead of COP 25, but the date has not yet been pinned down.

Declan Foraise is a retired forester who primarily covers land use issues in Europe and Latin America.

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