London, 30 October 2019: Today, following a wave of social protests and unrest, the Chilean President has announced the cancellation of COP25, which Chile was due to host in December of this year.
Helen Clarkson, CEO of international non-profit, The Climate Group, says:
“We’re deeply disappointed to hear the news about the cancellation of COP25, a key UN climate summit in Chile. The conference is a crucial moment for governments to continue vital discussions around their climate commitments and finalize outstanding sections of the rulebook for the Paris Agreement. We hope that this does not distract governments from the urgent need to increase the ambition of their individual and collective climate actions in response to the climate emergency we face.
“We hope the event will be relocated so that discussions will not be delayed further, as we enter a critical decade for climate action.”